Lincoln Stein, PhD

GDC Co-Principal Investigator


Lincoln Stein

Dr. Stein is the Program Director, Informatics and Bio-computing, at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), where he is responsible for the management and analysis of large integrative cancer research projects including the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) and its Data Coordination Centre, which is hosted at OICR. He develops visualization tools to turn raw data into meaningful information for biologists, clinicians and trainees. His research focuses on using network and pathway-based analysis to identify common mechanisms in multiple cancer types and to devise prognostic and predictive signatures to aid in patient management.

After obtaining a PhD in Cell Biology from Harvard University in 1989, Dr. Stein completed a Residency in Anatomic Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital from 1989 to 1992. From 1995 to 1997, Dr. Stein was an Instructor at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Stein was the Director, Informatics Core at the MIT Genome Center, Whitehead Institute of Biomedical Research from 1992 to 1997. In 1997, Dr. Stein was the Director, Information Systems at CuraGen Corporation. From 1998 to the present, Dr. Stein has been a Professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. Since 2004 he has been a Professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. In addition to his role at OICR, Dr. Stein is a Professor in the Department of Molecular Genomics at the University of Toronto.