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Dr. Bonnie YK LAM

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Scientific Officer, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine & Therapeutics
Academic and Professional Qualifications
PhD (UNSW), BSc (Hons1) (UNSW)
Biography

Dr. Bonnie Lam is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).



She completed a BSc (Advanced, majoring in Neuroscience) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia in 2010. She was awarded her PhD degree (UNSW, 2014) and was first to illustrate the patterns of white matter changes in the different clinical subtypes of Frontotemporal Dementia. Dr. Lam was a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom (2014) and the Lugwig Maximillian University of Munich, Germany (2016).


During her post-doctoral training at CUHK, Dr. Lam identified the risk factors for developing delayed-onset poststroke dementia; and have applied a novel diffusion tensor imaging marker to detect age-related cognitive alterations in community participants. Her on-going work includes the management of a large multi-center study to harmonise the imaging protocol for small vessel disease in preparation for a clinical trial; and investigating the high prevalence of white matter lesions in South East Asia.


Dr. Lam is the recipient of the Dean’s list for outstanding research (2009), the Neuroscience Research Australia scholarship (2011-2014), the Young Investigator Award, VasCog International Conference (2015), and the Tse Cheuk Ng Tai Prize for Dementia Research (2016), and the Lee Hysan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neurosciences (2020-2021). She is an active member of various research societies such as the Vascog Society, Organisation for Human Brain Mapping and was in the organizing committee of the Vascog International Conference 2018. Further, she is the committee member of multiple research consortiums, such as the i) Stroke and Cognition consortium, ii) Microbleeds International Collaborative Network, iii) HARNESS (HaRmoNising Brain Imaging MEthodS for VaScular Contributions to Neurodegeneration), and iv) Meta VCI MAP (an international collaborative platform for lesion-symptom mapping studies). These are active scientific groups in which international effort was joint for dementia research.


To date, Dr. Lam, has published 23 peer-reviewed publications, co-authored in a book chapter and obtained two grants (HMRF grant # 3140936 & 04153116) as a co-investigator.

Dr. Bonnie YK LAM

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Scientific Officer, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine & Therapeutics
Research Interests
  • Neuroimaging – with major focus on structural and diffusion imaging with advanced imaging processing techniques and statistical analyses
  • Risk factors for cognitive impairment
  • Disease groups of investigation:
    i) vascular dementia – cerebral small vessel disease;
    ii) neurodegenerative diseases; and
    iii) poststroke dementia
Awards
  • The Tse Cheuk Ng Tai Prize for Dementia Research (2016)
  • Young Investigator Award, VasCog World Meeting (2015)
  • Neuroscience Research Australia Scholarship (2011-2014)
  • Australian Postgraduate Awards (2010-2014)
  • School of Medical Sciences UNSW Travel grant (2013)
  • The Postgraduate Research Student Support Scheme (2012)
  • Dean’s List for outstanding research, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW (2009)
Selected Publications