Wissam H. Faour, PhD

Associate Professor
Pharmacology Discipline Coordinator

Dr. Faour received his Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Montreal and completed his postdoctoral studies in cellular and molecular medicine at the Kidney Research Center (KRC)/Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine/University of Ottawa. Dr. Faour is a recipient of the prestigious Kidney Research Scientist Core Education and National Training (KRESCENT) fellowship.

Dr. Faour’s research program is aimed at understanding the role of inflammation in various in vitro (podocytes and stem cells) and in vivo diabetic and obese animal models. In addition it involves assessment of the pharmacological properties of pure compounds, either synthesized or isolated from plants. Students interested in participating in this research would have the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of cell and molecular biology techniques: cell culture, western blot, RT-PCR, ELISA, pathology analysis and immunostaining protocols.

Selected Publications

View Dr. Faour’s publications on PubMed.

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podocyte, diabetes, stem cells, medicinal chemistry, inflammation