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Dr Sybil Stacpoole

Fellow, Assistant Graduate Tutor, Acting Director of Studies for Medical Sciences Tripos (Part IA), Acting Director of Studies for Medical & Veterinary Sciences Tripos (Part IB Medicine)
Consultant Neurologist

Sybil Stacpoole is a Consultant Neurologist, based at Peterborough Hospital and contributing 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.

Degrees obtained

  • MB BChir, MA, PhD (Cantab.).


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

Cricket, skiing, hill walking, 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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