Dr. Trevor Pugh
Senior Investigator & Director, Genomics
Dr. Trevor Pugh is a Senior Investigator and the Director of Genomics at OICR. He leads the OICR Genomics program, which brings together the Princess Margaret Genomics Centre, OICR’s Genome Technologies, Translational Genomics Laboratory and Genome Sequence Informatics teams under an integrated initiative to support basic, translational and clinical research.
Dr. Pugh is a cancer genomics researcher and a board-certified molecular geneticist. His research program is focused on understanding the clinical implications of clonal shifts in cancer and non-cancerous cell populations in tumours during treatment, most recently using cell-free DNA sequencing, single cell RNA-seq analysis, and immune repertoire profiling. He and his collaborators develop software tools and data analysis systems required to enable the aforementioned goals.
- Senior Investigator & Director, Genomics, OICR
- Canada Research Chair in Translational Genomics
- Associate Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto
- Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
- Cancer Genomics
- Clinical Molecular Genetics
- Software development
- Mulder DT, Mahé ER, Dowar M, …, Pugh TJ. CapTCRSeq: A DNA hybrid capture method for assessment of T-cell receptor clonality. Blood Advances. 2018; 2(23):3506-3514.
- Pugh TJ, Fink JM, Lu X, …, Fang M, on behalf of the Cancer Genomics Consortium Plasma Cell Disorders Working Group. Consensus recommendations for cytogenomic testing of plasma cell neoplasms for diagnosis and prognosis. Cancer Genet. 2018; 228-229:184-196.
- Yang SYC, Lheureux S, Karakasis K, …, Pugh TJ, Oza AM. Landscape of genomic alterations in high-grade serous ovarian cancer from exceptional long- and short-term survivors. Genome Med. 2018;10(1):81.
- Kis O, Kaedbey R, Chow S, …, Pugh TJ. Circulating tumour DNA sequence analysis as an alternative to bone marrow aspirates for clinical management of multiple myeloma. Nat Commun. 2017;8:15086.
- Lheureux S, Bruce J, Brunier J, …, Pugh TJ, Oza A. Somatic BRCA1/2 recovery as a resistance mechanism following long-term response to PARP inhibition. J Clin Oncol. 2017;35(11):1240-1249.
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canada Research Chair in Translational Genomics, 2018
- StandUp2Cancer, Philip A. Sharp Award for Innovation in Collaboration, 2018
- Terry Fox Research Institute, New Investigator Award, 2017
- Liquid Biopsy Sequencing: Ultra-deep targeted sequencing to detect somatic mutations in cell-free DNA
- CapTCRSeq: A DNA hybrid capture method for assessment of T-cell receptor clonality (Similar bait set developed for the immunoglobulin / B-cell receptor loci)
- Hybrid-capture sequencing for determining immune cell clonality, WO2017177308A1, 2017
- Clinical Molecular Genetics Fellow (ACMG), Harvard Medical School
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
- PhD, University of British Columbia
- B.Sc., University of British Columbia
Opportunities to collaborate
For opportunities to collaborate with Dr. Pugh, please contact the PM-OICR Translational Genomics Laboratory.
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Dr. Trevor Pugh