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Kathy Lam

  • M.Sc.
  • University of Waterloo
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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.

Recent publications

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

    • Lam K
  • Current and future resources for functional metagenomics

    • Lam K
    • Cheng J
    • Engel K
    • et al.
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University of Waterloo

September 2010 - Present


University of Toronto

September 2008 - November 2010(2 years)

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