Kerri-Ann Norton



PhD. in Computational Biology, BioMaPS Institute, Rutgers University, USA 2011

B.A. in Mathematics from Bard College, NY., USA 2004


2004-2005 Graduate School Fellowship: Rutgers University

2007 Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Fellowship: Rutgers University

2007-2009 NJ Commission on Cancer Research Fellowship

2009-2010 Hosei International Fund Foreign Scholar Fellowship: Hosei University

2011 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nanotechnology for Cancer Medicine

Research Interests

Breast cancer, computational modeling, agent based models, image processing, metastasis, cancer stem cells and angiogenesis


Google Scholar

KA Norton, Z Han, AS Popel, NB Pandey. Antiangiogenic cancer drug sunitinib exhibits unexpected proangiogenic effects on endothelial cells. 2014 OncoTargets and therapy 7, 1571

KA Norton, AS Popel. An agent-based model of cancer stem cell initiated avascular tumour growth and metastasis: the effect of seeding frequency and location. 2014 Journal of The Royal Society Interface 11 (100), 20140640

K Shimizu, H Iyatomi, KA Norton, ME Celebi. Extension of automated melanoma screening for non-melanocytic skin lesions. 2014 International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology 50 (1-2), 122-130

KA Norton, AS Popel, NB Pandey. Heterogeneity of chemokine cell-surface receptor expression in triple-negative breast cancer. Am J Cancer Res 2015;5(4):1295-1307

§  Gevertz, J., Aminzare, Z., Norton, K., Perez-Velazquez, J., Volkening, A., and Rejniak, K. “Emergence Of Anti-Cancer Drug Resistance: Exploring The Importance Of The Microenvironmental Niche Via A Spatial Model.” Applications of Dynamical Systems in Biology and Medicine. Submitted.

Norton, K., Namazi, S., Barnard, N., Fujibayashi, M., Bhanot, G., Ganesan, S., Iyatomi, H., Ogawa, K., & Shinbrot, T. “Identification of Two Novel 3D Architectures of Cribirform Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Using an Automated Reconstruction Algorithm.” PLoS One. 7(9), e44011.

Norton, K., Iyatomi, H., Celebi, M.E., Ishizaki, S., Sawada, M., Suzaki, R., Kobayashi, K., Tanaka, M., & Ogawa, K. “Three-Phase General Border Detection Method for Dermoscopy Images Using Non-uniform Illumination Correction.” Skin Research and Technology, 18(3), pp. 290-300.

K. Norton, M. Wininger, G. Bhanot, S. Ganesan, N. Barnard & T. Shinbrot. 2010. “A 2D Mechanistic Model of Breast Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) Morphology and Progression.” Journal of Theoretical Biology. 263, pp. 393-406. PMCID: PMC2839055


Oral Presentations

“Exploring The Emergence Of Anti-Cancer Drug Resistance Through A Spatial Model.” Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Institute of Computational Biology, Munich, Germany. July, 2014. *Presenter: Jana Gevertz.

Home town

Hyde Park, NY