Meghan M. Newcomer, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Anatomy
School of Medicine
Assistant Professor
Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Newcomer is an Assistant Professor of Anatomy within the School of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences within the School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Newcomer earned her PhD in Anatomy from The Ohio State University in 2020. Shortly after graduating, she joined the faculty within the Anatomy department at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. Within the School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Newcomer teaches anatomy for the first- and second-year dental students, as well as the dental graduate students. Additionally, she is the course director of HEWB 134 (Head & Neck Structure and Function) and DENT 513 (Anatomy of the Head & Neck). In addition to her teaching within the School of Dental Medicine, she also teaches anatomy courses within the MS in Applied Anatomy program and Physician Assistant program. 


Dorayappan, K. D. P., Wagner, V., Park, D., Newcomer, M. M., Lightfoot, M. D. S., Kalaiyarasan, D., Sakaue, T., Khadraoui, W., Yu, L., Wang, Q. E., Maxwell, G. L., O'Malley, D., Pollock, R. E., Cohn, D. E., & Selvendiran, K. (2024). ISG15 mediates the function of extracellular vesicles in promoting ovarian cancer progression and metastasis. Journal of Extracellular Biology, 3, e92.  

Newcomer MM, Dorayappan KDP, Wagner V, Suarez AA, Calo CA, Kalmar EL, Maxwell GL, O'Malley D, Cohn DE, Tweedle MF, Selvendiran K. Tissue factor as a novel diagnostic target for early detection of ovarian cancer using ultrasound microbubbles. Gynecol Oncol. 2023 May 11;173:138-150. 

Dorayappan KDP, Gardner ML, Hisey CL, Zingarelli RA, Smith BQ, Lightfoot MDS, Gogna R, Flannery MM, Hays J, Hansford DJ, Freitas MA, Yu L, Cohn DE, Selvendiran K. A Microfluidic Chip Enables Isolation of Exosomes and Establishment of Their Protein Profiles and Associated Signaling Pathways in Ovarian Cancer, Cancer Research; May 16th 2019.  PMID:31097475


Doctor of Philosophy
The Ohio State University
Master of Science
The Ohio State University
Bachelor of Science
Life Science/Pre-Professional Health
Otterbein University