Leaders

Dr. Philip Awadalla

  • Director (Computational Biology)
  • PI, OICR (Heterogeneity in Space)
  • PI, OICR (Heterogeneity in Time)
  • PI, OICR (Cancer Evolution)

Contact

  • Philip.Awadalla at oicr.on.ca

Philip Awadalla, PhD, is the Director of CB and Senior Investigator at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Professor of Population and Medical Genomics at the University of Toronto and Executive Scientific Director of the Ontario Health Study (OHS). He is also the Director of the Genome Canada Canadian Data Integration Centre (Genome-CDIC) and National Scientific Director of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP).

Awadalla and his team focus on the development of genomics approaches, model-based tools and population-based approaches to study mutation rates, genome biology and cancer. His team’s research has enabled the development of tools to capture rare or de novo variants and pathways, critical to cancer disease phenotypes and response to therapies. Awadalla’s main research interests include identifying genomic determinants of blood disorders and cancers, understanding mutation and recombination biology and genomic epidemiology of age-related disorders in population cohorts. He leads Canada’s largest longitudinal population cohorts to develop precision medicine research and understand the genetic and environmental contributors to disease development.

Current Affiliations
  • Director, Computational Biology, OICR
  • Principal Investigator, Computational Biology, OICR
  • Principal Investigator, Assessing Tumour Heterogeneity in Space, OICR
  • Principal Investigator, Assessing Tumour Heterogeneity in Time, OICR
  • Principal Investigator, The Detection of Early Cancer Evolution, OICR
  • Senior Investigator, OICR
  • Executive Scientific Director, Ontario Health Study
  • National Scientific Director, Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project
  • Principal Investigator and Director, Genome Canada Canadian Data Integration Centre
  • Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Adjunct Professor, CHUM, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal