Mary Beth Klinger-Lawrence

Mary Beth Klinger-Lawrence

  • Senior Lecturer


Mary Beth Klinger-Lawrence became a part of the Department of Biology faculty at Norwich University in 2016. Her research is focused on spinal cord processing and perception of visceral pain, as well as changes in sensory neuronal pathways that result from visceral inflammation. She specializes in teaching neuroscience and neuroanatomy, anatomy & physiology, cell biology, and scientific writing. 

Before joining Norwich, Klinger-Lawrence conducted postdoctoral research at McGill University, where she studied the role of estrogen hormone in spinal cord processing and perception of visceral pain. During her doctoral research, she examined changes in sensory neuronal pathways caused by visceral inflammation, and she spent four years working as a scientist in the preclinical research industry in Vermont.






Ph.D. Neuroscience, University of Vermont
B.S. Biology, Clarkson University

Courses Taught

BI 215 Anatomy and Physiology I
BI 216 Anatomy and Physiology II
BI 226 Cell Biology
BI 415 Neuroanatomy


M.B. Klinger, S. Sacks, F. Cervero. “A role for extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1 and 2 (ERK 1/2) in the maintenance of persistent mechanical hyperalgesia in ovariectomized mice.” Neuroscience. 2011 Jan 13; 172:483-493.

M.A. Vizzard, B.M. Girard, M.B. Klinger. “Neurotrophins and visceral pain.” Visceral Pain. Edited by D.E. Bjorling. Kerala, India: Research Signpost: 2009.

M.B. Klinger, M.A. Vizzard. Role of p75NTR in female rat urinary bladder with cyclophosphamide-induced cystitis. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2008 Oct 8; 295(6): F1778-89.