Samar is a postdoctoral fellow at the Pharmacogenetics Research Clinic (PGxRC) under the primary supervision of Dr. Daniel Mueller. Her research focuses on the pharmacogenetics of late-life depression, especially, developing models that integrate clinical, demographics and genetics information to predict antidepressant response.
Samar's diverse background provided her with strong computational skills and unique insights into molecular-genetic research. Prior to joining CAMH, Samar completed a one-year postdoctoral fellowship specializing in population genomics at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, where she was also awarded her PhD in Bioinformatics.
Samar also holds two masters degrees, in statistics and mathematical sciences.
In her spare time, Samar teaches data science and programming for fun! She enjoys long walks, nature and takes amazing pictures