Kit Lam appointed to NCI Board of Scientific Counselors
Kit Lam, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, has been appointed to the National Cancer Institute’s Basic Science Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC).
The BSC is a senior group of advisors that helps the NCI assure continued quality of scientific research and advises the NCI and the Intermural Center of Cancer Research on strategic direction and opportunities for intramural research.
Members of the BSC must have outstanding scientific credentials and be committed to providing rigorous, objective reviews. In addition to its advisory role, the BSC provides reports to the director of the National Institutes of Health, deputy director for intramural research, and the appropriate institute or center director.
The NCI’s Intramural Center for Cancer Research employs tools and methodologies to study cancer and HIV, conducting research at the interfaces of chemistry, high-throughput screening, biology and materials science, central to making discoveries that impact cancer and AIDS basic science, diagnostics and treatment.
Lam, who is co-leader of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Cancer Therapeutics Program, is an expert in combinatorial chemistry, chemical biology, drug development, molecular imaging, nanotherapeutics and medical oncology. His laboratory is engaged in the development and application of combinatorial library methods for basic research and drug discovery.