James Lee

Lei Sun


About me

I studied Mathematics at Fudan University as an undergrad, and obtained my PhD in Statistics from the University of Chicago in 2001. I met my colleague and future husband Radu in Chicago, and we were lucky to join the University of Toronto at the same time in 2001. Since 2014, I split my time between Biostatistics (25%) of Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Department of Statistical Sciences (75%) of Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto.


My thesis work, under the supervision of Mary Sara McPeek, was on "Two Statistical Problems in Human Genetics", and I have never looked elsewhere since then! My research program deals with a wide range of applied problems arising from genetic and genomic studies of complex human traits, for which statistical methodologies fall into the categories of multiple hypothesis testing, robust association methods and selective inference. We also try to implement methods as open-resource programs.

Curriculum Vitae


Postdoctoral Fellow Position Available

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Statistical Sciences, the University of Toronto, St. George Downtown Campus. The post-doctoral fellow will develop statistical methods and computational tools for genetic studies of complex human traits.



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Modern Statistical Genetics

CHL5224 (Graduate), Fall 2016, Mondays 10am-1pm

This is a graduate course for Biostat/Stat students or students with equivalent math stat background. For other graduate stuents please take STA2080.

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Multiple Hypothesis Testing and Its Applications

STA4515 (Graduate), Fall 2016, Thursdays 10am-1pm

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Fundamentals of Statistical Genetics

STA480 (Undergrad) and STA2080 (Graduate), Winter 2017, Mondays 10am-1pm

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