Academic Rank:
Associate Professor, UBC
Scientist, Department of Molecular Oncology, BC Cancer Agency
OVCARE Bioinformatics Core Director and Researcher
Short Bio:

Dr. Sohrab Shah is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Computer Science, University of British Columbia and is a Scientist at the BC Cancer Agency. He is the recipient of a Canada Research Chair in Computational Cancer Genomics, a Terry Fox New Investigator Award, and is a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Career Investigator. Dr. Shah’s work focuses on characterization of cancer genomes for determination of pathogenic driver mutations in cancer subtypes and measuring and quantifying tumour evolution. His work is in the field of computational cancer genomics and involves development of statistical models and machine learning algorithms to interpret next generation sequence data for defining mutational landscapes and quantifying clonal evolution in ovarian and breast cancers. His recent work describing new cancer genes in ovarian cancer has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine and his work describing mutational evolution in breast cancer has been featured in Nature.


Other affiliations:
Faculty member, CIHR/MSFHR Bioinformatics Program
Faculty member, UBC Genome Science and Technology Graduate Program
Associate member, UBC Department of Computer Science
Associate member, Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre
Adjunct Professor, SFU School of Computing Science


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Academic background

  • PhD, Computer Science (Bioinformatics), University of British Columbia. 2008
  • MSc, Computer Science (Bioinformatics), University of British Columbia. 2005
  • BSc, University of British Columbia, Computer Science. 2001
  • BSc (Hons), Queen’s University, Biology. 1996


Research Interest

  • Interpretation of cancer genomes
  • Tumour evolution
  • Computational cancer biology
  • Bioinformatics

Current projects in my lab include:

If you are interested in pursuing graduate or postdoctoral training in the Shah Lab, please send a CV and cover letter to CareersMolOnc [at] bccrc [dot] ca.

Department of Breast and Molecular Oncology
BC Cancer Agency Research Centre
675 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
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