Dr. Lincoln Stein

Head, Adaptive Oncology

Dr. Lincoln Stein 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. In addition, his group works on problems relating to the genome structure and function of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, a model organism that has yielded many insights into cancer.

Current affiliations

  • Head, Adaptive Oncology, OICR
  • Chair of the International Cancer Genome Consortium Executive Committee, International Scientific Steering Committee and Data Coordination and Management Committee
  • Member of the Pan Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes (PCAWG) Steering Committee
  • Member of the ICGCmed Scientific Planning Committee Data Coordination and Management Committee
  • Professor, Department of Molecular Genomics, University of Toronto
  • Professor, Cold Spring Harbor, New York

Select publications

See Dr. Stein’s recent publications on PubMed or on Google Scholar.



Dr. Stein was named one of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds by Thompson Reuters in 2014 and a Fellow of the International Society of Computational Biology (ISCB) in 2016.

Previous experience and education

  • Interim Scientific Director, OICR
  • Program Director, Informatics and Bio-computing, OICR
  • Associate Professor, Cold Spring Harbor, New York
  • Director Information Systems, CuraGen Corporation
  • Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Dept. of Pathology, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Director, Informatics Core, MIT Genome Center, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, MIT
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Anatomic Pathology, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • PhD, Cell Biology, Harvard University

Related links

Dr. Stein’s Wikipedia page

Google Scholar citations

The Stein Lab


Dr. Lincoln Stein