2003-2004 HSFC/Pfizer Research Fellowship - Sader

Dr. Sawsan Sader
Heart and Stroke/Richard Lewar Centre of ExcellenceA
Toronto General Hospital

Dr. Sawsan Sader is studying the chain of events between cardiac injury and heart failure. Once the heart is damaged, it undergoes changes that eventually cause it to fail entirely. Dr. Sader believes that a protein called gelsolin contributes to this process, and she will investigate gelsolin's role as an underlying mechanism of heart failure. By clarifying how the heart responds to injury, Dr. Sader's work could result in new treatments to improve the long-term survival rates of cardiovascular patients. 
Dr. Sader earned her PhD in cell biology at Université de Sherbrooke, where she specialized in cardiac function and development. Prior to studying in Canada, she obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Lebanese University in Beirut. Dr. Sader is now training with Dr. Peter Liu at the Heart and Stroke/Richard Lewar Centre of Excellence at the Toronto General Hospital. 
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and Pfizer are proud to support young investigators like Dr. Sader. Upon completing her fellowship, Dr. Sader plans to continue her career in cardiovascular research in Canada.
Supported by Pfizer Canada