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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.

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Research Interests

Dysregulated metabolism - obesity, diabetes, and cancer

Psychiatric disorders

Preventive medicine

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):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

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
  • obesity
  • diabetes
  • oncology
  • molecular physiology
  • RC1200 Sports Medicine
  • exercise intervention
  • mental health


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