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Atlanta Rotary Podcast: Wilbur Lam

Updated: Sep 10, 2020

Dr. Lam is a tenured Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Engineering at Emory and Georgia Institute of Technology, and has a unique background as a physician-scientist-engineer.

Dr. Lam obtained his bachelor’s from Rice University, medical doctorate from Baylor College of Medicine and doctorate in bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley and University of California, San Francisco, where he also completed his clinical training in pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology.

Dr. Lam’s interdisciplinary laboratory comprises of bioengineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, biologists, chemists and physicians. His laboratory serves as a unique “one-stop shop” in which in vitro microsystems are developed to study the biophysics of hematologic processes in both health and disease, and then translated to the patient bedside. Specifically, Dr. Lam’s lab’s research interests involve the development and application of microsystems to enable research in the biophysical mechanisms of hematologic diseases, such as sickle cell disease, and bleeding and thrombotic disorders, as well as further developing those systems into novel therapeutics and diagnostic devices.

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