UW madison
UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Carbone Cancer Center

Kit S. Lam, M.D., Ph.D.

Kit S. Lam, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology & Oncology
University of California Davis Cancer Center
Director, Center for Biophotonics
Harold Albin Johnson Endowed Chair in Biomedical Research
University of California Davis
2700 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95817

I am a physician-scientist and an expert in combinatorial chemistry, peptide chemistry, chemical biology, drug discovery and development, molecular imaging, nanotherapeutics and medical oncology. I was born and raised in Hong Kong and obtained my B.A. in Microbiology in 1975 at the University of Texas at Austin, my Ph.D. in Oncology with Charles Kasper in 1980 from McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, University of Wisconsin, and my M.D. in 1984 from Stanford University School of Medicine. I completed my Internal Medicine residency training and Medical Oncology Fellowship training at the University of Arizona and am board certified in both Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. I am currently Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Professor of Hematology and Oncology, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. I have made a seminal scientific contribution through the development of the one-bead-one compound (OBOC) approach to combinatorial chemistry. I was a founding scientist of the Selectide Corporation, one of the first start-up companies to specialize in combinatorial chemistry. I have published over 315 peer-reviewed scientific publications and holds 17 patents on inventions.

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