In 1996, Dr. Lamb was recruited to Case Western Reserve Univeristy, where he rose from Assistant to Associate Professor and finally moved to the Cleveland Clinic in 2005. At the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Lamb was promoted from Associate Professor to Full Professor in 2011 and was recruited to become the Executive Director of the Stark Neuroscience Research Institute in January of 2016.
Dr. Lamb has received numerous awards and honors including the Jennifer B. Langston Award from the Cleveland Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and the National Civic Award and Zaven Khachaturian Lifetime Achievement Award form the National Alzheimer's Association, is a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council of the National Alzheimer's Association.
Dr. Lamb's laboratory works on the basic science of Alzheimer's disease, with a focus on: 1) genetic modifiers identified from both mouse and human studies, 2) microglia and neuronal-microglial communication in the development and progression of AD pathologies; and 3) traumatic brain injury as an environmental modifier for the development of AD pathologies. In addition, Dr. Lamb is actively involved in advocacy for increased research funding for the disease.