Professor David Lamb

Professor David Lamb

Professor, Biomedical Sciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602178

Email address

Research Links

Academic Office - 505
Fifth Floor
Institute of Life Science 1
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


David received his BSc in Pharmacology from the University of Liverpool and PhD in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry from the University of Sheffield.  David joined Swansea Medical School as a Reader in 2004 and was appointed to a personal Chair in 2005.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, Fellow of the linnean Society, and a Fulbright Scholar.  He was awarded a DSc from Swansea University in 2011.  He has worked on cytochrome P450 biodiversity for over 25 years.  He has spent considererable time studying P450 genes/enzymes as a visiting Fellow to laboratories in the USA, including Vanderbilt University Medical School and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), Human Health and Ocean Sciences.  He has had research support (PI and/or co-I) from the BBSRC, NIH, NERC, Wellcome Trust, Leverhulme Trust, Nuffield Foundation and The Royal Society.  In 2016/17 he was awarded a highly prestigious UK-US Fulbright Scholarship.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Toxicology
  • Evolution

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

David teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology.

Award Highlights

2016-2017:  UK-US Fulbright Distinguished Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hole, USA

2015:  Fellow of the Linnean Society (London) (FL)

2011:  Wellcome Trust Visiting Fellow, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA

2010:  Fellow of the Society of Biology (FSB)

2006:  Leverhulme Trust Research Fellow; Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)



Professor John Stegeman, Dr Jed Goldstone, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, USA: P450 biodiversity and giant virus biology

Professor Thomas Poulos, University California Irvine USA; P450 structure/function

Professor Fred Guengerich, Professor Michael Waterman, Dr Galina Lepesheva, Dr Bin Zhao, Vanderbilt University Medical School, USA: P450 enzymology

Professor David Nelson, University of Tennessee, USA; P450 evolution and biochemistry 

Professor Patrick Caffrey, University College Dublin: streptomycete P450 structure/function

Dr Neel Aluru, Human Health, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, USA: zebrafish genetics and toxicology