Photo of Korinna KashubaDr. Korinna M. Kashuba

DVM, clinical assitant professor

Field of Interest: Comparative medicine, rodent and rabbit pathology, cryobiology, embryonic stem cells, infectious diseases of rodents

Research Interests

IAs comparative medicine specialist, I am trained in rodent gross and histopathology and am interested in describing the phenotype of new animal models of human health and disease.  I have additional experience and interest in embryonic stem cell and cryobiology research as well as rodent reproductive biology and cryobanking.  In my capacity as attending veterinarian, I advise investigators on aspects of laboratory animal health, disease management, regulations, and welfare.

Representative Publications

Kashuba, Corinna M., J.D. Benson, and J.K. Critser.  Rationally optimized cryopreservation of multiple mouse embryonic stem cell lines: II – Mathematical prediction and experimental validation of optimal cryopreservation protocols.  In  revision: Cryobiology

Kashuba, Corinna M., J.D. Benson, and J.K. Critser.  Rationally optimized cryopreservation of multiple mouse embryonic stem cell lines: I – Comparative Fundamental Cryobiology of Multiple Mouse Embryonic Stem Cell Lines and the Implications for Embryonic Stem Cell Cryopreservation Protocols.  In  revision: Cryobiology

Agca, Cansu, Cheikh Seye, Corinna M. Kashuba Benson, Shivaji Rikka, Anthony W.S. Chan, Gary A. Weisman, and Yuksel Agca.  2009.  Development of a novel transgenic rat over-expressing the P2Y2 nucleotide receptor using a lentiviral vector.  Journal of Vascular Research 46(5): 447-458.

Kashuba Benson, Corinna M., J.D. Benson, and J.K. Critser.  2008.  “An improved cryopreservation method for a mouse embryonic stem cell line.”  Cryobiology 56: 120-130.

Benson, James D., Mark K. Haidekker, Corinna M.K. Benson, and John K. Critser.  2005.  Mercury free operation of the Coulter counter Multisizer II sampling stand.  2005.  Cryobiology 51: 344-347.

Kashuba, Corinna, Charlie Hsu, Aric Krogstad, and Craig Franklin.  2004.  Small mammal virology.  The Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice 8(1): 107-22.

Furuya, Tetsuya, Corinna Kashuba, Roberto Docampo, and Silvia N.J. Moreno.  2000.  A novel phosphatidylinositol-phospholipase C of Trypanosoma cruzi that is lipid modified and activated during trypomastigote to amastigote differentiation.  The Journal of Biological Chemistry 275(9): 6428-6438.



DVM, 1999, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ph.D., 2009, University of Missouri-Columbia

Diplomate, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Comparative Medicine Specialist, Department of Biological Sciences

Institutional Compliance and Attending Veterinarian, Office of Research Compliance and Integrity


Dr. Corinna Kashuba
MO 316
Phone: (815) 753-8099