Faculty Member

Lei Sun Ph.D. in Statistics

Email Address(es)
Office Address
Department of Statistical Sciences 100 St. George Street Toronto, ON M5S 3G3
Lei Sun's Homepage
Biostatistics Division
SGS Status
Full Member
Appointment Status

Research Interests

  • Statistical Genetics and Genomics

Education & Training History

  • 2001: Ph.D. in Statistics, University of Chicago, USA
  • 1995: B.S. in Mathematics, Fudan University, China

Other Affiliations

  • Department of Statistical Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Science (75%)
  • Division of Biostatistics, Dalla Lana School of Public Health (25%)

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

Current Research Projects

Statistical methodology projects:

  • 2014-2019, Statistical methods and computational tools for next-generation genetic studies of complex traits (CIHR, PI: Lei Sun; Co-Investigators: Andrew Paterson and Lisa Strug), $667,641.
  • 2013-2018, Joint analyses of multiple genetic variants and multiple trait phenotypes (NSERC, Individual Discovery Grant), $115,000.

Collaborative projects:

  • 2016-2019, Genetic epidemiology of cystic fibrosis (Cystic Fibrosis of Canda, CFC, PI: Lisa Strug), $361,713.
  • 2012-2017, Modification of cystic fibrosis phenotypes in the pancreas and gut (CIHR, PI: Lisa Strug), $1,070,395.

Training projects:

  • 2017-2022, Operations Support and Technology Development Funds, The Centre for Applied Genomics (TCAG) (Genome Canada – Genomics Technology Platforms, CO-I), $9,174,603.
  • 2017-2020, Health Science Collaborating Centre: Collaborating Centre for Statistical Omics, Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI, Co-PI), $10,000
  • 2010-2016, STAGE (Strategic Training for Advanced Genetic Epidemiology): An integrated program in statistical & epidemiological training for genetics with a population health impact (CIHR Training Grant, Co-PI), $1,774,814.

Representative Publications

A complete list at http://www.utstat.toronto.edu/sun/publications.html;  § indicating students; e.g.