Animal Health Trust, Lanwades Park, Kentford, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7UU
Richard has completed three years of a four year integrated masters (MEng) at The University of Sheffield and will return to complete the degree after finishing his sandwich placement year with the AHT. Within the course he has specialised into the Biomaterial Science and Tissue Engineering stream.
Richard’s work with the Animal Health Trust will look to follow on from previous placement students with the charity. This continues to look at the therapeutic application of stem cells for treating common horse tendon injuries. The two main projects he will focus on include:
The effects of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC’s) and their factors on host tenocyte cell migration
Development of the tendon bioreactor which applies strain to laboratory grown tendons
Expertise & Interests
Richard is a member of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM)
The Animal Health Trust is a veterinary charity, based in Suffolk, which offers clinical referral services and diagnostic testing for horses, dogs and cats in East Anglia, across the UK and internationally. Through its research programmes it develops new diagnostic tests, treatments and vaccines to help thousands of animals.