Gerald Quon

Gerald Quon

Position Title
Assistant Professor

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, College of Biological Sciences
Genome Center
Comprehensive Cancer Center

GBSF 4331

Profile Introduction

My lab focuses on developing and applying methods from machine learning and statistics to unravel the genetic basis of complex traits and diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer, and characterize differentiation and cellular reprogramming using single cell genomics. Some examples of our research include ways to integrate heterogeneous data (genetic, epigenetic, transcriptional) to model how transcriptional regulatory networks change over time and with disease progression, and predict how variation in genetics and environmental exposures interact to change our risk of developing complex diseases.

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group
  • Biostatistics, Statistics
  • Computer Science
  • Integrative Genetics and Genomics

Specialties / Focus

  • Computational Biology
  • Single cell genomics
  • Epigenomics
  • Human Genetics and Genomics
  • Integrated Genetics and Genomics


  • MCB 182 Principles of Genomics


  • 2012 PhD Computer Science University of Toronto
  • 2006 MSc Biochemistry University of Toronto
  • 2004 BMath Computer Science University of Waterloo