Welcome to the Hansen He Lab

The He laboratory applies a variety of genomic, epigenomic experimental and computational approaches to elucidate the functional role of epigenetic regulation in cancer development, progression and drug response, with a special focus on the interplay between epigenetic regulator and noncoding RNA. Combine the experimental and computational expertise, we are in a unique position to make major contributions to both the general understanding of cancer biology and the improvement of epigenetic therapy.

Contact Us

Dr. Housheng Hansen He
11-305 PMCRT
101 College St
Toronto, ON M5G 1L7
Phone: 416 581 7736
Email: Hansen.He@uhnresearch.ca

Amelia Navarrete
PMCRT 5-351B and 13-701
101 College St
Toronto, ON M5G 1L7
Phone: 416 581 7559
Email: Amelia.Navarrete@uhnresearch.ca



He lab does Plaid for Dad in support of prostate cancer research. Learn more about this initiative here.


We welcome Cailyn and Rui to our lab!


We welcome our summer students Kashif, Nicholas and Xinyi to our lab!


Hansen wins the Mona Gauthier award at Princess Margaret!


Shanshan's paper 'CRISPR screens identify cholesterol biosynthesis as a therapeutic target on stemness and drug resistance of colon cancer' has been accepted to Oncogene. Congratulations to Fraser, Shiyan, Musa and Yong who contributed to this study!


Congratulations to Mona on winning a CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships!


Musa and Fraser's CRISPRi screen paper is online in Nature Communications! Check it out!


Sujun successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis! Congratulations Dr. Chen!


Sujun and Guanghui's scRNA-seq paper is online with highlight of News&views from Nature Cell Biology. Read it here! And read the paper here.

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