Dr. Quaid Morris

Associate and Senior Investigator

Dr. Quaid Morris is a professor at the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research (University of Toronto) where he also holds cross-appointments in Molecular Genetics and Computer Science. Dr Morris is also a faculty member of the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence.

The Morris Lab uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to do biomedical research, focusing on cancer evolution, post-transcriptional regulation, and gene function prediction. His work also spans biological image analysis and electronic health record analysis.

Since establishing his lab in 2005, Dr. Morris has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in journals and high-impact computer science conferences. His work has gained nearly 15,000 citations.  He is an expert in machine learning and its application to genomics data.

Current affiliations

  • Senior Investigator, OICR
  • Associate, OICR
  • Professor, Donnelly Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Faculty, Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence
  • Co-director of Graduate Stream in Computational Biology, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto

Research interests

  • Computational biology
  • Machine learning
  • Cancer genomics
  • Functional genomics
  • Health informatics

Select publications

See Dr. Morris’ recent publications on PubMed or on Google Scholar.

Previous experience and education

  • Visiting Scholar, Department of Biology, New York Univerity
  • Visiting Researcher, Centre de Regulació Genòmica (CRG)
  • PhD in Computational Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Related links

Morris Lab

University of Toronto Faculty Page – Quaid Morris

Follow Dr. Morris on Twitter

Opportunities to collaborate

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Dr. Quaid Morris