Zeyad Nassar

Dr Zeyad Nassar

Postdoctoral Scientist

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Dr Zeyad Nassar is a NHMRC Early Career Fellow in the Adelaide Medical School at the University of Adelaide. He graduated with a BSc in Pharmacy from the University of Applied Sciences in Jordan in 2007, a MSc in Pharmacology from the University of Science Malaysia in 2011 and a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Queensland in 2015. He enjoyed a stellar undergraduate career, graduating in the top 3 Bachelor of Pharmacy students from the University of Applied Sciences in Jordan and making the University and Dean’s Honours Lists 7 times. He also won the Best Thesis Award from the University of Science Malaysia for his Masters Thesis. He has been funded by scholarships and fellowships throughout all stages of his research career, since commencing his Masters in 2010 to his current NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (2018-21). Dr Nassar has published 29 articles and 1 book chapter to date, 9 as first author and 2 as senior author.
Dr Nassar's research interests include prostate cancer, lipid metabolism and drug discovery.

Targeting lipid metabolic pathways in prostate cancer.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 - 2021 NHMRC Early Career Fellow University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2016 - 2017 Postdoctoral research scientist University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2015 Postdoctoral research fellow University of Queensland
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2012 - 2015 University of Queensland Australia PhD
    2009 - 2011 Universiti Sains Malaysia Malaysia MSc
    2003 - 2007 Applied Science Private University Jordan BSc Pharmacy
  • Research Interests

Cure Cancer Australia-Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme (2019).

NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (2018-21)

- Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia John Mills Young Investigator Award (2018-19) 

The University of Adelaide: Emerging Leadership Mentored Development Program (2018-19)

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Research Infrastructure Funding Awards (2018)

- Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health Postdoctoral Fellowship.

- Beat Project Travel Grant (2016).

- European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Preceptorship Meeting Travel grant (2015).

- European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) translational research unit visit fellowship (2015).

- Cancer Council Queensland Travel Grant (2014).

- School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland, Travel Grant (2014).

- International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) (2012-2015).

- University of Queensland Centenary Scholarship (2012-2015).

- University of Sciences Malaysia fellowship (2010-2011).


  • Position: Postdoctoral Scientist
  • Phone: 81284368
  • Email: zeyad.nassar@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: SAHMRI - Prostate Cancer Research Group, floor 5
  • Org Unit: Medicine

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