Department: Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Research Groups: Musculoskeletal Biology
Research Centres: RVC Quantitative Biology Resource, MicroCT
Dr Doube is a Lecturer whose work focusses on imaging of the musculoskeletal system.
Dr Doube is a New Zealand-trained veterinary surgeon who came to the UK to undertake a PhD on early changes in the equine third metacarpal bone in the same site as later condylar fracture. This work built on previous studies by Elwyn Firth and Alan Boyde using correlative confocal and scanning electron microscopy.
A postdoc at Imperial College London followed, in Sandra Shefelbine's group in the Department of Bioengineering. In collaboration with John Hutchinson at RVC's Structure and Motion Laboratory, Michael investigated scaling of bone structure in relation to animal size. To accomplish this research, Michael started the BoneJ software project, which brought together existing and new programs for bone image analysis. After a stint at the Light Microscopy Facility of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Michael returned to London to take up an academic post within RVC's Skeletal Biology Group.
Michael continues to work on BoneJ and the investigation of comparative skeletal physiology and anatomy.
Dr Doube's research concentrates on imaging musculoskeletal tissues, and processing of those images. Michael is an active member of the ImageJ and Fiji community, and maintains the BoneJ user and developer group. Michael's work is supported by grants from the Wellcome Trust and the Leverhulme Trust.