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Tam completed his doctoral training at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Following the completion of his PhD Tam was a visiting scholar in three entirely different organizations. Firstly, at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, he investigated how adipokines and exercise-induced myokines affect the tumor microenvironment. Secondly, Tam studied how mutations in adaptor proteins affect skeletal muscle and adipose tissue metabolism at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Finally, he delineated the fundamental differences between childhood-onset obesity and adulthood-onset obesity at PERFORM Centre, Concordia University. Tam’s research on exercise, metabolism, and the prevention of chronic disease has been recognized with a number of research achievement awards/ training fellowships from different universities, research institutes, and professional societies.
For details, please visit mat-lab.org (Laboratory of Muscle & Adipose Tissue Physiology)
Dysregulated metabolism - obesity, diabetes, and cancer
Exercise/ lifestyle intervention
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Master, Chinese University of Hong Kong
PhD, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Master, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Bachelor, The University of Hong Kong
- QP Physiology
- human metabolism
- molecular physiology
- RC1200 Sports Medicine
- exercise intervention
- mental health
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- 25 Journal article
Matrix Stiffening Facilitates the Collective Invasion of Breast Cancer through the Periostin-Integrin Mechanotransduction PathwayWu, T., Xiong, S., Chen, M., Tam, B. T., Chen, W., Dong, K., Ma, Z., Wang, Z. & Ouyang, G., Aug 2023, In: Matrix Biology. 121, p. 22-40 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › peer-review
Senescence markers in subcutaneous preadipocytes differ in childhood- versus adult-onset obesity before and after weight lossMurphy, J., Tam, B. T., Kirkland, J. L., Tchkonia, T., Giorgadze, N., Pirtskhalava, T., Tsoukas, M. A., Morais, J. A. & Santosa, S., Jun 2023, In: Obesity. 31, 6, p. 1610-1619 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › peer-reviewOpen Access2 Citations (Scopus)
Siu, P. M., Yu, A. P., Tam, B. T., Chin, E. C., Yu, D. S., Chung, K. F., Hui, S. S., Woo, J., Fong, D. Y., Lee, P. H., Wei, G. X. & Irwin, M. R., Feb 2021, In: JAMA network open. 4, 2, e2037199.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › peer-reviewOpen Access34 Citations (Scopus)
Acetyl-CoA Regulation, OXPHOS Integrity and Leptin Levels Are Different in Females With Childhood vs Adulthood Onset of ObesityTam, B. T., Murphy, J., Khor, N., Morais, J. A. & Santosa, S., Nov 2020, In: Endocrinology. 161, 11, bqaa142.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › peer-reviewOpen Access7 Citations (Scopus)
Tam, B. T., Morais, J. A. & Santosa, S., Apr 2020, In: Obesity Reviews. 21, 4, e12991.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › peer-review86 Citations (Scopus)