Lei Sun

Ontario Power Building, 700 University Avenue, 9th floor, Room 9139, Toronto, ON M5G 1X6



Division of Biostatistics, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Statistical genetics & genomics
  • Applied statistics
  • Robust associate methods
  • Multivariate analyses
  • Multiple hypothesis testing
  • Selective inference


Lei Sun studied Mathematics at Fudan University as an undergrad, and obtained her PhD in Statistics from the University of Chicago in 2001. Her research area is in statistical genetics and genomics, developing statistical methods and computational tools to solve problems arising from genetic studies of complex human traits. Her research is funded by both the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).