Stacy Hung

Stacy Hung is currently a Senior Bioinformatics Scientist in the Department of Lymphoid Cancer Research, British Columbia Cancer Research Centre, Vancouver, Canada where she helps drive the Bioinformatics team in Dr. Steidl’s Lab; she is involved in multiple projects requiring the analysis of versatile -omics datasets to understand the biology of lymphoid cancers and accelerate the discovery of molecular biomarkers and personalized therapies.

She obtained her PhD in Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology under the supervision of Dr. John Parkinson at the University of Toronto, where she investigated the metabolic pathways of malaria and related parasites to identify novel enzyme drug targets.  As part of her thesis, she had the rare opportunity to perform experiments in the Toxoplasma lab of Dr. Michael Grigg at the NIH — largely owing to this experience, she is able to appreciate challenges associated with translational research and the essentiality of collaboration and willingness to understand.  Stacy loves to travel and has a passion for road biking in beautiful BC.