Department: Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Research Groups: Musculoskeletal Biology
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.
Germany beckoned, and Michael joined the Light Microscopy Facility of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics where he was exposed to many advanced light microscopy applications.
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.
Dr Doube maintains a small amount of out-of-hours clinical practice in London, primarily canine and feline emergencies.