Nicholas A. Crossland, DVM, DACVP

Assistant Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Nicholas Crossland
620 Albany Street


Dr. Crossland is a board certified Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist. He shares a dual appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and an Investigator at the NEIDL. His primary responsibility is managing an experimental comparative pathology service that safely and efficiently operates in biosafety levels 3 and 4 (BSL3/4). His specialization is in characterization of translational animal models to elcudidate our understanding of pathogenesis and serve as a platform for evaluating medical counter measures. His lab space is also open to graduate students from the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Department where he provides mentorship in the development and optimization of multiplex immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization techniques to answer biological questions with retention of spatial context. He is actively exploring collaborative opportunities with other BUMC faculty members to develop and validate deep learning computational approaches to quantitatively characterize morphomolecular signatures of disease and correlate findings with clinical datasets.

Other Positions

  • Faculty, National Emerging Infectious Disease Lab, Boston University
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences


  • Kansas State University, DVM
  • Kansas State University, BS


  • Published on 4/8/2020

    Greenberg A, Huber BR, Liu DX, Logue JP, Hischak AMW, Hart RJ, Abbott M, Isic N, Hisada YM, Mackman N, Bennett RS, Hensley LE, Connor JH, Crossland NA. Quantification of Viral and Host Biomarkers in the Liver of Rhesus Macaques: A Longitudinal Study of Zaire Ebolavirus Strain Kikwit (EBOV/Kik). Am J Pathol. 2020 Jul; 190(7):1449-1460. PMID: 32275904.

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  • Published on 2/26/2020

    Richards S, Walker J, Nakanishi M, Belghasem M, Lyle C, Arinze N, Napoleon MA, Ravid JD, Crossland N, Zhao Q, Rosenberg D, Rahimi N, Chitalia VC. Haploinsufficiency of Casitas B-Lineage Lymphoma Augments the Progression of Colon Cancer in the Background of Adenomatous Polyposis Coli Inactivation. Am J Pathol. 2020 03; 190(3):602-613. PMID: 32113662.

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  • Published on 7/1/2018

    St Blanc A, Crossland NA, DiGeronimo PM, Cianciolo RE, Pirie GJ, Thiessen AE, Wakamatsu N. Pathology in Practice. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2018 Jul 01; 253(1):53-56. PMID: 29911950.

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  • Published on 6/25/2018

    Crossland NA, DiGeronimo PM, Sokolova Y, Childress AL, Wellehan JFX, Nevarez J, Paulsen D. Pneumonia in a Captive Central Bearded Dragon With Concurrent Detection of Helodermatid Adenovirus 2 and a Novel Mycoplasma Species. Vet Pathol. 2018 11; 55(6):900-904. PMID: 29940815.

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  • Published on 6/1/2018

    DiGeronimo PM, Crossland NA, Jugan A, Nevarez JG, Tully TN, Evans DE. Diabetes Mellitus With Concurrent Cerebellar Degeneration and Necrosis in a Domestic Goose ( Anser anser domesticus). J Avian Med Surg. 2018 06; 32(2):122-127. PMID: 29905099.

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  • Published on 5/24/2018

    Crossland N, Hawke J, Del Piero F, Sokolova Y, Waltzek T, Viadanna P. Investigation of a Cyprinid Herpesvirus 1 Disease Episode in a Group of Pond-Reared Koi. J Aquat Anim Health. 2018 09; 30(3):185-190. PMID: 29672928.

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  • Published on 3/1/2018

    Warshaw M, Crossland NA, DiGeronimo PM, Jarvi SI, Pirie GJ, Evans DE. Pathology in Practice. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2018 Mar 01; 252(5):545-548. PMID: 29461163.

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  • Published on 12/12/2017

    Crossland NA, Alvarez X, Embers ME. Late Disseminated Lyme Disease: Associated Pathology and Spirochete Persistence Posttreatment in Rhesus Macaques. Am J Pathol. 2018 03; 188(3):672-682. PMID: 29242055.

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  • Published on 3/1/2017

    DiGeronimo PM, Di Girolamo N, Crossland NA, Del Piero F, Reigh RC, Nevarez JG. EFFECTS OF PLANT PROTEIN DIETS ON THE HEALTH OF FARMED AMERICAN ALLIGATORS (ALLIGATOR MISSISSIPPIENSIS). J Zoo Wildl Med. 2017 Mar; 48(1):131-135. PMID: 28363051.

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  • Published on 3/23/2016

    Le Donne V, Crossland N, Brandão J, Sokolova Y, Fowlkes N, Nevarez JG, Langohr IM, Gaunt SD. Nannizziopsis guarroi infection in 2 Inland Bearded Dragons (Pogona vitticeps): clinical, cytologic, histologic, and ultrastructural aspects. Vet Clin Pathol. 2016 Jun; 45(2):368-375. PMID: 27010762.

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