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Kathy Lam

  • M.Sc.
  • University of Waterloo
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Research interests

Synthetic BiologyMetagenomicsBacterial Genetics

About

I am carrying out my studies in the laboratory of Trevor Charles where I am currently working on human gut functional metagenomics. I am cloning DNA from the microbes that live in the human GI tract to make metagenomic libraries. I am also starting to apply functional screens to these libraries, to look for interesting functions in gut microbial genomes. I am also trying to learn some programming in an attempt to handle the craziness that is today’s DNA sequencing-driven field of Biology, particularly true of Metagenomics. When I am not working in the laboratory, extracting DNA from poo samples and making poo-related jokes with my co-workers, I am usually reading, writing, or spending time with family, friends, and my significant other. I also like to do yoga, go camping, make art, oil paint, volunteer, take long strolls and ponder the meaning of life.

Co-authors (11)

Publications (5)

  • Development and analysis of molecular methods for functional metagenomics of the human gut microbiome

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  • C2H2 zinc finger proteins greatly expand the human regulatory lexicon

    • Najafabadi H
    • Mnaimneh S
    • Schmitges F
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  • Current and future resources for functional metagenomics

    • Lam K
    • Cheng J
    • Engel K
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  • Strong spurious transcription likely contributes to DNA insert bias in typical metagenomic clone libraries

    • Lam K
    • Charles T
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  • Evaluation of a pooled strategy for high-throughput sequencing of cosmid clones from metagenomic libraries

    • Lam K
    • Hall M
    • Engel K
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Education

Ph.D.

University of Waterloo

September 2010 - Present

M.Sc.

University of Toronto

September 2008 - November 2010(2 years)