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Nelson, Nicole C. Model Behavior: Animal Experiments, Complexity, and the Genetics of Psychiatric Disorders. Chicago: University of Chicago Press (2018). Order now on Amazon
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Nelson, Nicole C. and Aaron Panofksy. “Behavior genetics: boundary crossings and epistemic cultures.” In Handbook of Genomics, Health, and Society, (2nd ed.) edited by Sahra Gibbon, Barbara Prainsack, Stephen Hilgartner and Janelle Lamoreaux. New York: Routledge (2018).

Cambrosio, Alberto, Etienne Vignola-Gagné, Nicole C. Nelson, Peter Keating, and Pascale Bourret. “Genomic platforms and clinical research.” In Handbook of Genomics, Health and Society, (2nd ed.) edited by Sahra Gibbon, Barbara Prainsack, Stephen Hilgartner and Janelle Lamoreaux. New York: Routledge.

Nelson, Nicole C. and Kaitlin Stack Whitney. "Becoming a research rodent." In Living with Animals: Bonds Across Species, eds. Natalie Porter and Ilana Gershon. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.


Cambrosio, Alberto, Pascale Bourret, Peter Keating, and Nicole C. Nelson. “Opening the regulatory black box of clinical cancer research: transnational expertise networks and ‘disruptive’ technologies.” Minerva 55 (2):161–185. doi:10.1007/s11024-017-9324-2


Keating, Peter, Alberto Cambrosio, and Nicole C. Nelson. “‘Triple negative breast cancer’: Translational research and the (re)assembling of diseases in post-genomic medicine.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 59 (2016): 20–34. doi:10.1016/j.shpsc.2016.05.003

Davies, Gail F. et al. “Developing a collaborative agenda for humanities and social scientific research on laboratory animal science and welfare.” PLoS ONE 11(7):e0158791. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0158791

Nelson, Nicole C. “Model homes for model organisms: Intersections of animal welfare and behavioral neuroscience around the environment of the laboratory mouse.” BioSocieties, 11, no. 1 (2016): 46–66. doi:10.1057/biosoc.2015.19


Nelson, Nicole C. “A knockout experiment: Disciplinary divides and experimental skill in animal behavior genetics.” Medical History, 59, no. 3 (2015): 465–485. doi:10.1017/mdh.2015.30


Cambrosio, Alberto, Peter Keating, and Nicole C. Nelson. “Régimes thérapeutiques et dispositifs de preuve en oncologie: l’organisation des essais cliniques des groupes coopérateurs aux consortiums de recherche.” Sciences Sociales & Santé 32, no. 3 (2014): 13–42. doi:10.1684/sss.2014.0302

Rachel A. Ankeny, Sabina Leonelli, Nicole C. Nelson, and Edmund Ramsden. “Making organisms model human behavior: Situated models in alcohol research.” Science in Context 27 (2014): 485–509. doi:10.1017/S0269889714000155 [Preprint]

Nelson, Nicole C., Peter Keating, Alberto Cambrosio, Adriana Aguilar-Mahecha, and Mark Basik. “Testing devices or experimental systems? Cancer clinical trials take the genomic turn.” Social Science and Medicine 111 (2014): 74-83. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.04.008


Nelson, Nicole C. “Modeling mouse, human, and discipline: Epistemic scaffolds in animal behavior genetics.” Social Studies of Science 43, no. 1 (2013):3–29. doi:10.1177/0306312712463815

Nelson, Nicole C., Peter Keating, and Alberto Cambrosio. “On being ‘actionable’: Clinical sequencing and the emerging contours of a regime of genomic medicine in oncology.“ New Genetics and Society 32, no. 4 (2013): 405-428. doi:10.1080/14636778.2013.852010

Keating, Peter, Alberto Cambrosio, Nicole Nelson, Andrei Mogoutov, and Jean-Philippe Cointet. “Therapy’s shadow: a short history of the study of resistance to cancer chemotherapy.” Frontiers in Pharmacology of Anti-Cancer Drugs 4, no. 58 (2013). doi:10.3389/fphar.2013.00058


Nelson, Nicole. “Shooting Genes, Distributing Credit: Narrating the Development of the Biolistic Gene Gun.” Science as Culture 21, no. 2 (2012): 205-232. doi:10.1080/09505431.2011.614335


Nelson, Nicole. “Capturing Complexity: Experimental Systems and Epistemic Scaffolds in Animal Behavior Genetics.” PhD diss., Cornell University, 2011. [Abstract]


Nelson, Nicole, Anna Geltzer, and Stephen Hilgartner. “The Anticipatory State: Making Policy Relevant Knowledge About the Future.” Science and Public Policy 35, no. 8 (2008): 546-550. doi:10.3152/030234208X370648