Dr. Nathan Lack

Dr. Nathan Lack

BSc, University of British Columbia (2004)
PhD, University of Oxford (2009)

Team: 
Clinical and Research Scientists
Positions: 

Senior Research Scientist, Vancouver Prostate Centre
Assistant Professor, Department of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia
Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Koç University (Istanbul, Turkey)

 

Dr. Nathan Lack is a Senior Research Scientist at the Vancouver Prostate Centre. He obtained a DPhil (PhD) in Pharmacology from the University of Oxford in 2009 and then did a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Vancouver Prostate Centre with Dr. Emma Guns and Professor Paul Rennie. Nathan became an Assistant Professor at Koç University in the School of Medicine (Istanbul) in 2011 and was awarded Associate Professorship in 2015. In addition to his academic research, Nathan previously worked for AnorMED Inc., where he was involved in the development of the FDA-approved therapeutic Plerixafor.

The Lack Laboratory is focused on identify and characterizing novel drug targets to treat aggressive late-stage prostate cancer by utilizing advanced functional genomics techniques in combination with classical pharmacology. In addition to extensive publications, the research from his group has identified several compounds that have been licenced and progressed to clinical development. Since it’s initiation, the Lack laboratory has obtained several million dollars of funding from national, international and industrial sources. For this work, Nathan has received numerous awards including the Vancouver Coast Health Research Institute’s Rising Star and the prestigious TÜBA-GEBIP which is given to the best young scientists in Turkey.

For further information, please see his laboratory website.

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

It's A Snow Day

It's A Snow Day: Friday March 8

It's A Snow Day at Mt. Seymour, a fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, is being held on Friday March 8, 2019. Visit the event website for more details, and to register and/or sponsor a participant, or donate directly to Prostate Cancer Foundation BC.

Step  Up Challenge 2019

Step Up Challenge Vancouver - March 10, 2019

The Step Up Challenge, a fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Canada, takes place on Sunday March 10.  Teams of five ascend seven highrises in downtown Vancouver to climb a total of 5,000 feet.   The Vancouver Prostate Centre team is fundraising online; if you wish to volunteer or start your own team, please visit the event page.

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Monday, January 21, 2019

Graduate student is co-first author of two European Urology publications in January 2019

Ms. Vandekerkhove
Friday, February 15, 2019

Dr. Zoubeidi interviewed for International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Dr. Amina Zoubeidi