Dr. Sagi Abelson
Dr. Sagi Abelson
Dr. Sagi Abelson
Early-Career Investigator


Early-Career Investigator

Dr. Sagi Abelson’s work aims to understand the extrinsic selective pressures and cell-intrinsic mechanisms governing clonal dominance and cell transformation in healthy tissues and cancer-prone diseases.

Better identification and characterization of the programs that lead to cancer will provide opportunities for early cancer detection and prevention. Dr. Abelson’s work focuses on the analysis of genomics and other age-related quantitative factors to understanding the aetiology of cancer for the purpose of risk estimation. To improve patient care and outcome, the team seek to develop and bring advanced sequencing methodologies and bioinformatics tools into clinical use.

Experience & Education
  • Post-Doctoral fellow, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, University Health Network
  • PhD, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Israel
  • MSc, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Israel
  • BSc, Biotechnology Engineering, Ort Braude, Israel
Current Affiliations
  • Early-Career Investigator, OICR
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto
Select Publications

See Dr. Abelson’s recent publications on PubMed.

Research Areas
Biology Early Detection and Diagnosis Informatics and Data Standards
Disease Areas
Leukemia Ovarian