Dr Samuel Lambert
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Sam Lambert is an Assistant Professor of Health Data Science within the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit of the Department of Public Health & Primary Care. His research focuses on polygenic [risk] scores, a recently developed method to predict individuals’ genetic predisposition for different heritable traits and diseases. These predictions show promise for preventative medicine and improving health by targeting preventative treatments or earlier screening to those at the highest risk, and his research focuses on applications in cardiovascular disease and multimorbidity. He is a strong proponent of open science and is also a Visiting Researcher at the European Bioinformatics Institute where he collaborates to develop tools and resources to enable the reproducible use of polygenic scores in research and clinical applications.
Prior to his postdoctoral work in Cambridge, Sam completed his Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto. His doctoral research focused on the biology of transcription factors (TFs) – developing computational methods to measure and understand the diversity of sequences TFs recognize within and between species, and how this relates to the evolution of gene regulation.