The Aparicio Lab is an international cancer biology and genomics lab dedicated to dissecting fundamental properties of cancer evolution and developing new therapies. The lab is led by Dr. Samuel Aparicio and has an on-site location at the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver.

At the Aparicio Lab, we use high resolution genomics and genetics to study human cancers, and couple these measurements with innovation in computational methods to infer cancer biology at genome and single-cell scales. We translate this into new therapeutics for cancer. An overview of our work can be found in Research and our publications are listed in Papers.

If you are interested in joining the lab as a graduate student please e-mail us directly at Please put “Graduate Student - Aparicio Lab, (your full name)” in the subject and attach the following documents when applying:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Statement of your research interests and experience
  • Transcripts
  • Contact information for two or three references

For other staff roles, please see our position openings at Careers

New video from collaborators in the IMAXT CRUK Grand Challenge
by Daniel Lai
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AI-generated Halloween lab portraits
by Daniel Lai
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A new cancer fighting initiative
by Samuel Aparicio
30 Aug 2021

Dr. Aparicio feature on recent podcast episode
by Daniel Lai
23 Aug 2021