Morag Park

MOHCCN Network CouncilConsortium LeaderProject Leader

Dr. Morag Park is a Professor in the Departments of Oncology and Biochemistry at McGill University. She is a Knight of the Ordre national du Québec, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, James McGill Distinguished Professor and holds the Diane and Sal Guerrera Chair in Cancer Genetics. Dr. Park received a B.Sc. with first class honors from the University of Glasgow, a Ph.D. at the Medical Research Council Virology Institute in Scotland and completed postdoctoral training at the National Institutes for Cancer Research in Washington DC, US. She was the Director of the Molecular Oncology Group at the McGill University Health Centre (2006-8), Scientific Director of the Institute of Cancer Research for the CIHR (2008-13), co-chair of the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (2008-2010) and is now Director of the Goodman Cancer Institute (2013-present). She is a recipient of a Canadian Cancer Research Alliance Award (2015) for Exceptional Leadership in Cancer Research. Most recently she is a recipient of the Canadian Cancer Society Robert L. Noble Prize (2017), the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation Grand Prix Scientifique (2019), and the Club de Recherches Cliniques du Québec Michel Sarrazin Award (2021).

Dr. Park is a research leader in the field of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTK) and mechanisms of oncogenic activation of RTKs in human cancers. She cloned the Met RTK, which is now a key therapeutic target in oncology. She established the Breast Cancer Functional Genomics Group at McGill. She has pioneered studies of the breast tumour and immune microenvironment in triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). She was the elected chair of the Tumour Microenvironment Network of the American Association for Cancer Research (2015-2017). She has more than 230 publications an h-index of 82.