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Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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My Biography & Research

Biography

I am a pathologist in the Division of Allergy and Immunology. One of my goals is to help patients understand what pathologists do. I tell my patients I am the detective who puts together all the pieces of the puzzle and diagnoses their disease.

My interests focus on pediatric pathology, especially related to asthma, eosinophils, lung inflammation and diseases that affect blood cells. I’ve always been curious about the mechanisms of disease, and I love looking into a microscope and asking, “What happened?”

My research concentrates on eosinophilic diseases, specifically why some patients get them and others don’t. Eosinophils can be present in some tissues with no ill effects, while at other times or in other tissues they cause serious damage. I want to learn the mechanisms that cause this damage.

I’m proud to have received several awards during my career, including the Woman Physician in Allergy Junior Faculty Development Award (special recognition); the ARTrust™ and Donald Y. M. Leung, MD, PhD Lectureship; the Pathology Department of the University of Cincinnati Disciplined Developer Award; and the Resident of the Year Award.

Clinical Interests

Pathology

Research Interests

Asthma; eosinophils; lung inflammation

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Divisions

Allergy and Immunology, Allergy and Immunology

My Education

MD: School of Medicine, University of Zagreb; Zagreb, Croatia, 1995.

Residency: Clinical and Anatomic Pathology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

My Publications

Myeloid neoplasm with a novel cryptic PDGFRB rearrangement detected by next-generation sequencing. Zimmermann, N; Nassiri, M; Zhou, J; Miller, AM; Zhang, S. Cancer Genetics. 2020; 244:55-59.

Heart disease in a mutant mouse model of spontaneous eosinophilic myocarditis maps to three loci. Zimmermann, N; Jr, GW J; Homan, SM; Prows, DR. BMC Genomics. 2019; 20.

Characterization of a mouse model of hypereosinophilia-associated heart disease. Prows, DR; Klingler, A; Jr, GW J; Homan, SM; Zimmermann, N. American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 2019; 317:H405-H414.

Sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-like lectin (Siglec) 8 in patients with eosinophilic disorders: Receptor expression and targeting using chimeric antibodies. Legrand, F; Cao, Y; Wechsler, JB; Zhu, X; Zimmermann, N; Rampertaap, S; Monsale, J; Romito, K; Youngblood, BA; Brock, EC; et al. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2019; 143:2227-2237.e10.

Previously Unreported Complication of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Suture Rupture Resulting in Patient's Death. Criss, BE; Zimmermann, N; Butler, RT. Journal of Forensic Sciences. 2019; 64:281-283.

Hypereosinophilic syndrome in the differential diagnosis of pulmonary infiltrates with eosinophilia. Zimmermann, N; Wikenheiser-Brokamp, KA. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. 2018; 121:179-185.

Eosinophilic oesophagitis endotype classification by molecular, clinical, and histopathological analyses: a cross-sectional study. Shoda, T; Wen, T; Aceves, SS; Abonia, JP; Atkins, D; Bonis, PA; Caldwell, JM; Capocelli, KE; Carpenter, CL; Collins, MH; et al. The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2018; 3:477-488.

Perinatal case of fatal Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome with hyperplasia of seminiferous tubules. Zimmermann, N; Stanek, J. The American journal of case reports. 2017; 18:649-655.

Regulation of Siglec-8-induced intracellular reactive oxygen species production and eosinophil cell death by Src family kinases. Kano, G; Bochner, BS; Zimmermann, N. Immunobiology. 2017; 222:343-349.

Cyclophilin D regulates necrosis, but not apoptosis, of murine eosinophils. Zhu, X; Hogan, SP; Molkentin, JD; Zimmermann, N. American Journal of Physiology: Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. 2016; 310:G609-G617.