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Faculty Member

Lei Sun Ph.D. in Statistics

Email Address(es)
sun(at)utstat.toronto.edu
Office Address
Department of Statistical Sciences 700 University Ave. Toronto, ON M5G 1Z5
Website(s)
Lei Sun's Homepage
Division(s)/Institute(s)
Biostatistics Division
Position
Professor
SGS Status
Full Member
Appointment Status
Tenured
Currently Accepting Doctoral Students?
Yes

Research Interests

  • Statistical Genetics and Genomics
  • Applied Statistics and Data Science
  • Robust Association Methods
  • Multiple Hypothesis Testing
  • Selective Inference
  • Computational Tools

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:

  • 2022-2027, Methods for including the X chromosome in genetic association studies to advance disease gene mapping (CIHR, co-PIs: Lei Sun and Andrew Paterson), $765,000.
  • 2022-2024, Methods for genome-wide studies of variants with sex differences in genetic effect (Data Sciences Institute (DSI) Catalyst Grant, co-PIs: Lei Sun and Andrew Paterson), $100,000
  • 2020-2024, Back to the future: fast and accurate identification of shared genomic segments for disease gene mapping using population-based linkage analysis to take advantage of founder effects (CIHR, co-PIs: Andrew Paterson and Lei Sun), $680,852.
  • 2018-2023, Robust allele-based association analyses of complex genetic data (NSERC, Individual Discovery Grant), $260,000.

Collaborative projects:

  • 2020-2022, Mitochondria, Inflammation and Genetics: New Approaches for Psychosis Early Detection and Intervention (CAMH Discovery Fund Seed Funding Competition, co-PIs: Vanessa Goncalves, Lei Sun;  co-I: James Kennedy), $198,022.
  • 2019-2022, Genetic epidemiology of cystic fibrosis (Cystic Fibrosis of Canada, CFC, PI: Lisa Strug), $300,000.

Recent Publications with trainees§

A complete list at http://www.utstat.toronto.edu/sun/publications.html