Philippa Saunders

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Philippa Saunders

CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
Alma materUniversity of Bristol
Known for
Scientific career
ThesisStudies of Pregnancy-Associated Uterine Proteins in the Pig (1981)

Philippa Saunders, FMedSci FRSE is Chair of Reproductive Steroids and Director of Postgraduate Research for the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, and Registrar of the Academy of Medical Sciences.[1][2] Her research explores the mechanisms behind how sex steroids impact on repair, regeneration and cell replication throughout the body.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Philippa studied as an undergraduate at the University of Bristol, before moving to the University of Cambridge to complete a PhD in studying pregnancy-associated uterine proteins in the pig.[4]

Honours and Awards[edit]

In 2019 she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh[5]


  1. ^ "Academy of Medical Sciences Fellows Directory - Professor Philippa Saunders". Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Academy of Medical Sciences Council Members - Honorary Officers". Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  3. ^ "University of Edinburgh MRC Centre for Inflammation Research - Principal Investigators - Philippa Saunders". Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Edinburgh Research Explorer - Staff". Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Professor Philippa Tansy Kemp Saunders FRSE". The Royal Society of Edinburgh. 2019-03-15. Retrieved 2019-03-15.