Industry Specialist

Dr. Ismael Laher

Dr. Laher specializes in the pharmacology of autoregulation, autonomic pharmacology, vascular smooth muscle, and cerebrovascular pharmacology. His interests are in understanding the function of small blood vessels in health and disease. His particular areas of focus are properties of small vessels in the heart and brain, as they are altered through cigarette smoking.

Dr. Laher has held many positions with the University of British Columbia, since 1998, including Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Visiting Professor and Associate Professor. He is currently Professor of Pharmacology.

Prior positions include tenure with the University of Vermont, USA, the University of Cape Town, South Africa and Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

Dr. Laher has also hosted and welcomed many Visiting Professors to the University of British Columbia, in his area of expertise from around the world.

He has directly been responsible for Grants being given to the University for Research in the fields of Pharmacology of Autoregulation, Autonomic Pharmacology, Vascular Smooth Muscle and Cerebrovascular Pharmacology.

He is known for his service, loyalty and dedication to the University, as both a member of several Committees, including the Medical and Dental School, the Department Standing Committee on Promotion and Tenure, the Life Sciences Advisory Committee and as a Graduate Student Advisor.

Dr Laher has also authored and coauthored over 150 Refereed Publications, Books and Papers.

Dr. Laher holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of London, a Master of Science degree from the University of British Columbia and a Doctorate from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Three decades in Academia, extensive research, a renowned international expert in his field and a rolodex of “who’s who in life sciences” adds impetus to every executive search assignment in this field.