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Dr Sybil Stacpoole

Fellow, Assistant Graduate Tutor, Director of Studies in Medical Sciences (Part IB)
University Positions
Consultant Neurologist and Teaching Lead in Clinical Neurosciences
Specialising in

Sybil Stacpoole is a Consultant Neurologist and Teaching Lead in Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. She is based at Peterborough Hospital and contributes to the specialist Multiple Sclerosis service at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.

Academic interests

Sybil Stacpoole's academic interests include:

  • Clinical neuroscience
  • Repair strategies for Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurophobia and ways to overcome it.

Degrees obtained

  • MB BChir, MA, PhD (Cantab.).
  • FRCP.


Sybil Stacpoole trained in Medicine at Jesus College, both as a pre-clinical and clinical student, and later returned for her PhD studies, completed in 2012. She was appointed as a consultant neurologist in 2015, and shortly afterwards took up her position as a College Fellow.

Other interests

Sybil is Captain of the Long Vacation Cricket Team at Jesus College. Her other interests include skiing, hill walking, and dogs.

Publications, links and resources

  • Stacpoole, S.R.L., Spitzer, S., Bilican, B., Compston, A., Karadottir, R., Chandran, S. and Franklin, R.J.M. (2013). High yields of oligodendrocyte lineage cells derived from human embryonic stem cells at physiological oxygen tensions for evaluation of translational biology. Stem Cell Reports Oct 31;1(5) pp 437-50 eCollection.
  • Stacpoole, S.R.L., Webber, D.J., Bilican, B., Compston, A., Chandran, S. and Franklin, R.J.M. (2013) NPCs cultured at physiologically relevant oxygen tensions have a survival advantage following transplantation. Stem Cells Translational Medicine Jun, 2(6) pp 464-72 Epub 2013 May 15.
  • Stacpoole, S.R.L., Bilican, B., Webber, D., Luzhynskaya, A., He, X., Compston, A., Karadottir, R., Franklin, R.J.M, Chandran, S. (2011) Efficient derivation of neural precursor cells, spinal motor neurons and midbrain dopaminergic neurons from human ES cells at 3% oxygen. Nature Protocols Jul 28, 6(8) pp 1229-40. doi: 10.1038/ nprot.2011.380.
  • Stacpoole, S.R.L., Bilican, B., Webber, D., Luzhynskaya, A., He, X., Compston, A., Karadottir, R., Franklin, R.J.M., Chandran, S. (2011) Derivation of neural precursor cells from human ES cells at 3% O2 is efficient, enhances survival and presents no barrier to regional specification and functional differentiation. Cell Death and Differentiation Jun 18(6), pp 1016-23. Epub 2011 Jan 28.

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