Al Faisal University
Dr Moni Nader is an Assistant Professor of Physiology at Alfaisal Medical School. He also serves as an Adjunct Scientist at the Department of Genetics at KFSHRC. Dr Nader earned his PhD in Cell Biology from the University of Sherbrooke (Canada) and accomplished a Postdoctoral Training in Molecular Cardiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (Canada) where he was supported by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Dr Nader's laboratory is primarily focused on the role of membrane/scaffold proteins in regulating the excitation-contraction coupling in cardiomyocytes. His research team is dealing with fundamental aspects of calcium homeostasis and its role in cardiac disease namely arrhythmias. His recent work established a role for the membrane protein SLMAP in myocardial contraction and calcium homeostasis. He is also exploring the dynamics of the scaffold protein Striatin in regulating calcium signaling and cardiomyocytes contraction.