Madhu Dhar, Ph.D.

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Research Associate Professor
  Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Office: C222 Vet Hospital
Phone: (865) 974-5703

Educational & Research Programs
  • Basic research in the laboratory
  • of the Large Animal Regenerative Medicine is focused on the molecular, cellular and clinical principles of cell-based therapies for the treatment of bone, cartilage and nerve injuries. In the last 3 years, the program has developed strategies to integrate natural and synthetic biomaterials that can serve as scaffolds to deliver and enhance the function of adult mesenchymal stem cells in animals. The Regenerative Medicine team carries out basic research in isolation and characterization of adult mesenchymal stem cells from pigs, llamas, goats and horses but also uses them as a treatment modality in the clinic. Currently, the clinical research program is focused on using allogenic adult mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries in client owned horses.
  • Dr. Dhar collaborates with Dr. David Anderson, Professor and Department Head, and the Clinical faculty in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences; Dr. Alex Biris, Director of the Nanotechnology Center at Little Rock, Arkansas, Dr. Stacy Stephenson, a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and, Drs. Josh Campbell and Jack Gotcher, two Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, also from the UT Medical Center, on both basic and clinically-relevant projects.

Recent Publications


B.S. Chemistry, University of Pune, India
M.S. Biochemistry, University of Pune, India
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Pune, India