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Dr Henry CHAN | Dr Allen CHEONG | Prof. Pauline CHO | Dr Chi-wai DO | Dr Chea-su KEE | Prof. Carly LAM | Dr Andrew LAM | Dr Thomas LAM | Dr Tina LIAN | Dr Bin LIN | Dr Larry NG | Dr Feng PAN | Dr Patrick TING | Prof. Chi-ho TO | Dr Dennis TSE | Prof. George WOO | Prof. Maurice YAP

Dr Thomas LAM

Dr Thomas Lam
BSc PhD
Associate Professor

ORCiD 0000-0002-3511-5620
Author ID (Scopus) 23009006200

Biographical Sketch

Dr Thomas Lam completed his undergraduate training with first class honours in Optometry from PolyU. He was awarded a PhD scholarship to pursue his study on proteomics and animal myopia. He is among the first to pursue global retinal protein profiling and novel protein regulations in the chick myopia model using a mass spectrometry approach. Dr Lam started his academic career in 2008 as a Lecturer in the School of Optometry in PolyU and obtained his first competitive research grant from the RGC in the following year. In 2010, he relocated to Singapore and helped establish the first BSc Optometry degree programme offered by the University of Manchester (UK). He returned to Hong Kong in 2012 and he is currently an Associate Professor of the School of Optometry.

Dr Lam has a good mix of academic and clinical experience. He obtained his fellowship of American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) in 2009. He has more than 10 years’ experience in clinical supervision in various optometry clinics locally and overseas. He also actively serves in the profession as an editorial board member of international journals, an organizing committee member of international conferences, a councilor of The Hong Kong Society of Professional Optometrists (HKSPO), and a member of The Optometrists Board. His novel application of proteomics in eye research has attracted a number of collaborative research and equipment grants from the University Grants Committee of HKSAR, PolyU, and mainland China. In order to further expand the depth and breadth of proteomics applications in eye research, his group is applying next-generation data-independent mass spectrometry and targeted proteomics to study multifactorial eye diseases and disorders including myopia, glaucoma, and altered tear proteome.