University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge2018-02-28T11:41:41+00:00

Project Description

University of Cambridge

Dr. Frances Henson is an orthopaedic veterinary surgeon and expert in large-animal studies at the University of Cambridge, Mr. Stephen McDonnell and Prof. Andrew McCaskie at the University of Cambridge are orthopaedic surgeons with a particular interest in regenerative medicine. Working with Martin Graves and Joshua Kaggie, this group has particularly expertise in MRI and other forms of advanced imaging. The University of Cambridge is one of the leading Universities in the UK producing world-class research.

The University of Cambridge team working on STARSTEM is comprised of researchers from the Department of Veterinary Medicine, Division of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery (DTOS) in the Department of Surgery, the Department of Medicine and from the Department of Radiology. The group has an excellent track record in implementing and evaluating novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques and in delivering ovine translational model research with many publications in this area.

University of Cambridge in STARSTEM

The University of Cambridge lead the large-animal experiments, as well as contributing in-depth expertise in the use of multi-modal imaging, and how this translates to clinical protocols. This team are also partners in the APIDOA-2 clinical trial of stem cells in osteoarthritic knees, led by Prof. Frank Barry at NUIG REMEDI.


DR. FRANCES HENSONHead of Comparative Musculoskeletal Biology Research
Head of Comparative Musculoskeletal Biology Research, Departments of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, University of Cambridge.
PROF. ANDREW McCASKIEHead of Department of Surgery
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of the Department of Surgery at the University of Cambridge.
MR. STEPHEN McDONNELLUniversity Lecturer and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics.
DR. MARTIN GRAVESUniversity Lecturer and Head of MR Physics and Radiology IT
Head of MR Physics and Radiology IT.
DR. JOSH KAGGIEResearch Associate
MRI physicist working on novel MRI techniques for improved osteoarthritis detection.