Mansoor Husain is the Executive Director of the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is also Director of the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute and an Attending Staff Cardiologist at the University Health Network. Dr. Husain was the gold medallist in Medicine at the University of Alberta, completed his clinical training at the University of Toronto, and undertook post-doctoral training in the Program of Excellence in Cardiovascular Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His current research aims to elucidate the molecular bases of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, atherosclerosis and heart failure, with a particular emphasis on identifying therapeutic targets involved in pathophysiology. Dr. Husain’s research has improved our understanding of the cardiovascular mechanisms of glucagon-like peptide-1 and related anti-diabetic drugs.