Jan Borén received his MD at the University of Gothenburg, and was awarded his PhD at the Department of Medical Biochemistry, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Between 1994-1998, he was Research Fellow and Staff Research Investigator at Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, USA.
Currently, he is Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine at the Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Director of the Sahlgrenska Center for Molecular and Clinical Medicine, and physician at the Department of Clinical Chemistry at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital.
His main long-term interest has been to understand the underlying mechanisms that lead to, and consequences of, lipid accumulation in the liver, arterial wall and heart, with the goal of translating this knowledge into effective treatment.
Prof. Borén has published more than 180 original papers. He has also authored 40 review articles and contributed several book chapters.