Dr. Nada Lallous

Dr. Lallous

M.Sc, Structural Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Strasbourg and Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC), France
Ph.D, Structural Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Strasbourg and IGBMC, France
Post-Doctoral Fellow, the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO)

Team: 
Clinical and Research Scientists
Positions: 

Senior Research Scientist, Vancouver Prostate Centre
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
 

Dr. Nada Lallous has a strong knowledge in protein handling and characterization and wide expertise in preclinical validation of novel inhibitors against various cancer targets, acquired during her PhD in structural biochemistry and biophysics and subsequent >10 years of international cancer research experience. She has led projects from inception to structural determination using X-ray crystallography, and contributed to 20 structures currently available in the Protein Data Bank.

Dr. Lallous joined the Vancouver Prostate Centre as a post-doctoral fellow in 2012. She was mainly involved in elucidating the function of the Binding Function-3 site (BF3) of the androgen receptor (AR) and showed that inhibitors targeting this co-regulator binding pocket could help in overcoming resistance associated with the traditional treatment of advanced and lethal prostate cancer. She also secured an NIH-SPORE grant from the National Cancer Institute to understand the functionality and drug susceptibility of AR variants identified in patients’ circulating cell free DNA (cfDNA). These resistance-associated AR mutations are critically important for predicting and monitoring the response of patients to therapy and ultimately, for the development of evidence-based precision oncology practices. This latter work has led to five peer-reviewed publications and to successful collaborations with various pharmaceuticals companies.

In 2017, Dr. Lallous was appointed as a Research Scientist at the Vancouver Prostate Centre and an Adjunct Professor, UBC Faculty of Medicine. Currently, Dr. Lallous is the manager of the protein bioengineering and biophysics group at the Vancouver Prostate Centre. She and her team are building a core facility to provide support for scientists in their preclinical drug validation and structural studies.

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A World Class Centre

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has a track record of success that has earned it a reputation as one of the world’s most respected cancer facilities. It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.

Events

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Breast & Prostate Cancer half-day virtual conference: Saturday, September 18th, 2021

The What you Need to Know for Your Patients Post Breast & Prostate Cancer Conference, taking place online on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 from 8:00am – 1:30pm, is an accredited virtual half-day conference focusing on screening, treatment, side-effect management & emerging new therapies for breast & prostate cancer patients. Click here for more information and to register. 

Dr. Peter Black, team captain

Terry Fox Run fundraiser: September 19th, 2021

The 41st Annual Terry Fox Run is taking place on Sunday September 19, 2021. If you are able, please consider donating to our team (tax receipts issued), raising funds for the Terry Fox Foundation's ground-breaking cancer research. 

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Recent publication proposes a potential new therapeutic approach to treatment-resistant prostate cancer

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Dr. Cherkasov receives 2021 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award

Dr. Cherkasov