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Navraj S Nagra

MB ChB, MSc Med Sci

DPhil Student

Nav studied Medicine at the University of Manchester, graduating in 2014, during which time he completed an intercalated Masters degree in Medical Sciences with Distinction. He wrote his thesis on the anti-inflammatory effects of mesenchymal stem cells, for which he was recently awarded the President’s Prize in the Surgical Section of the Royal Society of Medicine.

After completing the Oxford Academic Foundation Programme, rotating through General Surgery, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery and Emergency Medicine amongst other medical specialties, he was granted funding by the Jean-Shanks Foundation to undertake his DPhil in Musculoskeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford.

His research aims are to investigate the role of the microbiome in osteoarthritis and tendinopathy, under the supervision of Professor Andrew Carr.

His other roles within the University include anatomy demonstrating and working as a clinical tutor in Orthopaedics for undergraduate medical students, in addition to maintaining clinical responsibilities as Professor Carr’s Clinical Research Fellow.

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