An equine veterinary surgeon at the Royal Veterinary College has become the first Ceva-sponsored student to be awarded a PhD.
An equine veterinary surgeon at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has become the first Ceva-sponsored student to be awarded a PhD.
Stephanie Dakin has been studying the pathogenesis of equine tendinopathy at the college with Prof Roger Smith and Dr Jayesh Dudhia.
Ceva’s sponsorship of Stephanie is run through the BBSRC Industrial CASE studentship scheme, which involves partnerships between UK-based industrial companies and eligible UK universities or research institutes, to support collaborative postgraduate research.
She said: “It has been a privilege to undertake this vital research, thanks to the support of the BBSRC and Ceva. I hope that our findings will result in a direct and positive impact on clinical cases of tendinopathy in equine and possibly human injuries in the future.
“We have identified potential new therapeutic targets which we hope will ultimately improve management and advance our ability to treat and prevent tendon injuries and thus advance the health and welfare of equine patients.”
It is the first time that Ceva has undertaken such an initiative in the UK.