Dr Neil A. Turner
I obtained a First Class BSc(Hons) in Biochemistry from the University of Manchester and a PhD in neuronal signal transduction from the University of Leeds before undertaking a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School (Boston, USA) working on cardiomyocyte stress signalling pathways. I returned to Leeds in 1998 and was subsequently awarded a Research Councils UK 5-year Academic Research Fellowship to study the regulation of human cardiac fibroblast function, before obtaining a full academic position of Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine. I was promoted to Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine in 2018.
- LICAMM Action Group Lead for Career Development Academies
- Lead for LICAMM Teaching Enhancement Network (TENet)
- ICU Co-Lead for Introduction to Medical Sciences (Year 1 MBChB)
My current research is focused on the signalling mechanisms regulating cardiac fibroblast function in the setting of inflammatory cardiac remodelling.
Recent grants as Principal Investigator
Investigating the importance of interleukin-1alpha and its receptor on cardiac fibroblasts in post-MI myocardial remodelling (British Heart Foundation, 2016-18).
Investigating the role of the mechanosensitive cation channel Piezo1 in the regulation of cardiac fibroblast function (British Heart Foundation, 2015-18).
Modulation of myocardial remodelling by fibroblast-selective inhibition of p38-alpha signalling (British Heart Foundation, 2012-16).
Modulation of myocardial remodelling by fibroblast-selective inhibition of interleukin-1 signalling (British Heart Foundation, 2012-15).
Expression, regulation and function of p38 MAP kinase subtypes in human cardiac myofibroblasts (British Heart Foundation, 2006-09).
- PhD - University of Leeds (1994)
- BSc (Hons) Biochemistry - University of Manchester (1991)
- FHEA - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2016)
- British Society for Cardiovascular Research
- International Society for Heart Research
- European Society of Cardiology
- Higher Education Academy
ICU Co-lead, Lecturer and Tutor: MBChB - Introduction to Medical Sciences
Lecturer: Intercalated BSc Cardiovascular Medicine
Tutor: MBChB - RESS-SSP
Personal Tutor: Year 1 & 2 MBChB
Research groups and institutes
- Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine
- Discovery and Translational Science