CURRENT STEM CELL RESEARCH
José Garcia-Lopez – VMD, Diplomate ACVS
A fascination with equine athletes and sports medicine drew Dr. Jose Garcia-Lopez to join the faculty of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and its Hospital for Large Animals, where he specializes in lameness, orthopedic and respiratory surgery for its equine patients.
Dr. Garcia-Lopez’s areas of clinical expertise and interests include orthopedic and upper respiratory surgery, as well as innovative lameness evaluation using advanced imaging techniques such as nuclear scintigraphy, MRI and CT. He further focuses and advances novel treatment modalities, which include procedures using Stem-cell, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and IRAP (Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Protein) therapy. In addition, his area of research expertise includes development and testing of new instrumentation and implants used in equine orthopedic surgery. He continues to improve and develop new techniques and instrumentation which aid in management and treatment of fractures and joint injuries.
Andrew Hoffman – DVM, DVSc, Diplomate ACVIM
Dr. Andrew Hoffman is a Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences and Director of Regenerative Medicine. His research interests include the fundamental biology of stem and progenitor cells and their potential application in cell therapeutics. Projects in the Regenerative Medicine Laboratory involve over 12 faculty and 5 trainees with a focus on the safety and efficacy of stem cells used for treatment of autoimmune diseases and traumatic injuries to tissues. “