Dr. Nader Al Nakouzi

Dr. Al Nakouzi

M.Sc, Molecular and Cancer biology, Paris-Sud University, France
Ph.D, Oncology, cell and molecular biology, Paris-Sud University, France
MBA, Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Management, Institut Supérieur de Commerce de Paris, France
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Gleave team, Vancouver Prostate Centre
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Daugaard team, Vancouver Prostate Centre

Team: 
Associate Members
Positions: 

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

 

Dr. Nader Al Nakouzi is a Research Scientist at the Vancouver Prostate Centre. He obtained a DPhil (PhD) in Cancer Biology from the University of Paris-XI in 2011 and a specialized MBA in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Management from ISC-Paris. From 2012 to 2016, he pursued his postdoctoral training With Drs. Martin Gleave and Mads Daugaard. 

Dr. Al Nakouzi has a background in molecular and cell biology, and 10 years of experience in development of cancer therapeutics and molecular mechanisms of drug resistance. He was mainly involved in elucidating the mechanisms of resistance of Docetaxel and Custirsen in prostate cancer. He also worked on the development of HSP27 inhibitors and VAR2-drug conjugates.

  Dr. Al Nakouzi’s primary research goal is to identify and characterize novel drug targets to treat late-stage prostate cancer. He works very closely with Dr. Mads Daugaard to study the glycosaminoglycan modifications in cancer and to dissect the clinical relevance of these modifications during the disease progression.

Dr. Al Nakouzi has published original research in top-tier scientific journals and received numerous national and international awards and competitive international funding, such as ARC-Doctoral award-France; AACR-training award, Terry Fox Foundation Scholar-in-training award, MITACS Elevate, CUA-Astellas, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR-2017), and SPORE-NIH-2018.

 

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

Rock4Prostate

Rock4Prostate fundraiser - Friday Nov 8, 2019

The 2nd annual Rock4Prostate event takes place Friday Nov 8 at the Backstage Lounge Pub on Granville Island.  Tickets available at Eventbrite and at the door ($20 or $10 for students 19+), with proceeds going to Prostate Cancer Canada.  Please visit the Facebook event page for more details

VPC Movember 2013 team

Movember fundraiser: Nov. 1 - 30, 2019

Movember is an international charity raising funds for men's health initiatives. Movember Canada focuses on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Please visit moteam.co/the-vancouver-prostate-centre to join or donate to our Centre's Movember fundraising team.

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Monday, September 16, 2019

Drs Cox, Gleave and Goldenberg awarded Prostate Cancer Canada and Movember 2019 Discovery Grants

Drs Cox, Gleave and Goldenberg
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Drs. Wyatt and Sorensen receive 2019 UBC Faculty of Medicine Awards for Distinguished Achievement

Drs Wyatt and Sorensen
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Drs. Sorensen, Ester and Huntsman elected to Royal Society of Canada

Drs Sorensen, Ester, Huntsman