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

Pars for Prostate fundraiser: September 22, 2022

The First Annual Pars for Prostate golf fundraiser in support of Prostate Cancer Foundation BC takes place September 22, 2022 at Westwood Plateau Golf Course. For information and to register please visit www.parsforprostate.ca

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Terry Fox Run fundraiser: September 18th, 2022

The 42nd Annual Terry Fox Run is taking place on Sunday September 18, 2022. If you are able, please consider joining and/or 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, July 20, 2022

With just a tablespoon of blood, B.C. researchers aim to transform cancer treatment

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Dr. Govind Kaigala appointed Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Govind Kaigala