Sarah Hosgood (BSc (Hons), PhD) is a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Surgery, University of Cambridge (UK). Sarah’s research interests have concentrated on preservation techniques and ischaemia reperfusion (I/R) injury in kidney transplantation.
Together with Professor Michael Nicholson (Director of the NIHR Blood and Transplant Research Unit in Organ Donation and Transplantation, UK, Department of Surgery, University of Cambridge), Sarah has led in the development of an isolated organ perfusion system used to resuscitate human kidneys prior to transplantation. The technology can be used to improve the quality of marginal kidneys, and as a screening tool to assess the suitability of discarded kidneys for transplantation. The group was the first to implement this technique within clinical practice and is now running a multicenter clinical trial to test the technology.
In 2012, Sarah was awarded the University of Leicester College PhD Prize for her thesis ‘Normothermic Perfusion in Kidney Transplantation’.