Sanjay Sinha

Sanjay Sinha

I am interested in vascular smooth muscle cell (SMC) development and disease. In particular, my lab has established novel human embryonic stem cell and induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-based systems to aid developmental studies and generate human models of vascular diseases.

I completed medical training in Cambridge, followed by clinical training in Cardiology and a PhD in Manchester. I then carried out post-doctoral studies in the USA with Prof Gary Owens on SMC biology. On my return, I obtained a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellowship and established an independent research group at the Anne McClaren Laboratory for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Cambridge. Recently I’ve been awarded a BHF Senior Research Fellowship to consolidate my research group and am part of the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute. I combine my research work with clinical duties as an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

The biannual scientific meetings are the backbone of the BSCR and if elected I will work to continue to strengthen their scientific content and ensure they represent the interests of the entire BSCR membership.  In particular I will aim to increase participation by young cardiovascular researchers by increasing travel bursaries for trainees and scheduling specific networking opportunities or workshops dedicated specifically to their needs.