Lisa Strug

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning | 686 Bay Street | Room: 12.9705



Senior Scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Biostatistics


I am a Senior Scientist in the Program of Genetics and Genome Biology, Associate Director of The Centre for Applied Genomics, which is a CFI-MSI funded genome centre contributing to Canada’s national genome sequencing infrastructure for research, and Professor of Statistical Sciences and Biostatistics at the University of Toronto.  I am the Lead of the Canadian CF Gene Modifier Study and Co-Lead of the International CF Gene Modifier Consortium.

The goals of my research program are (1) to develop novel statistical methodology to unravel the complex underpinnings of genetic diseases; and (2) identify the genes that contribute to Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and use these findings to identify novel therapeutic targets and build diagnostic and predictive models for early intervention.

Administrative Service

Director, Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI), Ontario Region
Director, CANSSI Ontario@UofT, 2019-present Research