Dr. Morag Park is a James McGill Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry, Medicine and Oncology at McGill University, where she holds the Diane and Sal Guerrera Chair in Cancer Genetics. She is also the current Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Cancer Research. Dr. Park has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards including becoming a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Dr. Park has a long standing interest in the molecular mechanisms of cancer. More recently her interests include how changes in the tumor microenvironment modulate breast cancer progression. She founded the Breast Cancer Functional Genomics Group, which integrates breast cancer sample collection, laser capture microdissection microarray-based gene expression profiling and signature validation, and includes members from basic research, informatics as well as clinical surgery and pathology.