Samantha Borland
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BIOL31582 Cardiovascular Systems


Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences


Dr Samantha Borland obtained her Bachelor's degree in Pharmacology & Physiology at the University of Manchester. She completed her PhD in 2015 in Cardiovascular Medicine, entitled "Regulation of vascular calcification by syndecan 4". Throughout her PhD, Dr Borland has presented at numerous national and international conferences, and won best poster prizes at the British Society of Cardiovascular Research/British Atherosclerosis Society Meeting and Gordon Proteoglycan Research Conference. Her current research interests are in the regulation of vascular calcification by PKCα and TGFβ signalling. 


Sept 2011 - Sept 2015: PhD in Cardiovascular Medicine

Sept 2007 - July 2011: BSc Pharmacology & Physiology (w/ Industrial Experience) with Honours

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Professional memberships:

Fellow of Higher Education Academy


Society memberships:

British Atherosclerosis Society

North American Vascular Biology Organization

British Society for Cardiovascular Research

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Industrial Placement student, Safety Assessment, AstraZeneca

1 Sept 20091 Sept 2010

Areas of expertise

  • QP Physiology
  • Vascular biology


  • Vascular calcification
  • Vascular smooth muscle cell
  • PKCα
  • Syndecan 4
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Micro computed tomography


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