Dr. Mona Nemer
Mona Nemer is a leading cardiovascular scientist recognized for her important discoveries in cardiac biology. She is also a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and the Director of the Molecular Genetics and Cardiac Regeneration Laboratory since 2006. Dr. Nemer’s research interests focus on heart formation and function, particularly on the mechanisms of heart failure and congenital heart diseases. She is renowned, amongst other things, for her pioneering work on the regulation of natriuretic heart hormones and the identification of several genes essential for heart development. She has trained nearly 100 students from various countries. Her work has been published in prestigious scientific journals and has contributed to the development of diagnostic tests for heart failure and the genetics of cardiac birth defects. To date, she has published more than 150 articles in prestigious scientific journals and books and she is a sought after speaker.
In addition to her scientific achievements, Mona Nemer has demonstrated a strong commitment to the education of the next generation through her supervision of graduate and postgraduate students, as well as her contributions to numerous community services. She has served on several national and international advisory committees and executive boards. She is presently the Chair of the France-Canada Research Fund and serves on the international scientific board of the Lefoulon-Delalande Foundation of the Institut de France. Dr. Nemer is a member of several boards including the Stem Cell Network, the Medical Devices Commercialization Centre and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
Dr. Nemer’s accomplishments have brought her a large number of awards. She is a fellow of the Academy of Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada, a Member of the Order of Canada, a Knight of the Order of Québec and a Knight of the Order of Merit of the French Republic. She is also the recipient of 2 Honorary Doctorates from France and Finland.