Acacia Lamb, MD

"CHKD is devoted to taking great care of the patients we see and to teaching the next generation of providers how wonderful it is to work with kids."

Dr. Acacia Lamb

(757) 668-9723
Board Certifications

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine

Residency: Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters


Originally from Alabama, Dr. Lamb splits her time between medical genetics and urgent care.

Dr. Lamb, who has a Ph.D. in biochemistry, follows up with medical genetics patients to ensure they are receiving the care they need given their diagnoses. She enjoys working with families to help their children be happy and healthy.

Clinical Interests
  • Special healthcare needs
  • Patient education
Research Areas
  • Insulin orders
  • Stethoscope hygiene
Honors & Awards
  • Excellence in Pediatric Medicine Award, University of Illinois, 2014
  • Lamb A, Chen J, Blanke SR, Chen LF. Helicobacter pylori activates NF-κB by inducing Ubc13-mediated ubiquitination of lysine 158 of
    TAK1. J Cell Biochem. 2013 Oct; 114(10): 2284-92.
  • Lamb A, Chen LF. Role of the Helicobacter pylori-induced inflammatory response in the development of gastric cancer. J Cell
    Biochem. 2013 Mar; 114(3): 491-7.
  • Tsang YH, Lamb A, Chen LF. New insights into the inactivation of gastric tumor suppressor RUNX3: the role of H. pylori infection. J
    Cell Biochem. 2011 Feb; 112(2): 381-6.
  • Tsang YH, Lamb A, Romero-Gallo J, Huang B, Ito K, Peek RM, Ito Y, Chen LF. Helicobacter pylori CagA targets gastric tumor
    suppressor RUNX3 for proteasome-mediated degradation. 2010 Oncogene. 29(41):5643–50.
  • Huang B, Yang XD, Lamb A, Chen LF. Posttranslational modification of NF-κB: another layer of regulation for NF-κB signaling
    pathway. Cell Signal. 2010 Sep; 22(10): 1282-90.
  • Lamb A, Chen LF. The many roads travelled by Helicobacter pylori to NF-κB activation. Gut Microbes 2010 Mar; 1(2):109-113.
  • Lamb A, Yang XD, Tsang YH, Li JD, Higashi H, Hatakeyama M, et al. Helicobacter pylori CagA activates NF-κB by targeting TAK1 for
    TRAF6-mediated lys 63 ubiquitination. EMBO Rep. 2009 Nov; 10(11): 1242-9.
  • Yang XD, Lamb A, Chen LF. Methylation, a new epigenetic mark for protein stability. Epigenetics. 2009 Oct; 4(7):429-33.
  • Yang XD, Huang B, Li M, Lamb A, Kelleher NL, Chen LF. Negative regulation of NF-κB action by Set9-mediated lysine methylation of
    the RelA subunit. EMBO J. 2009 Apr; 28(8):1055-66.
  • Serebriiskii I, Castello-Cros R, Lamb A, Golemis EA, Cukierman E. Fibroblast-derived 3D matrix differentially regulates the growth
    and drug-responsiveness of human cancer cells. Matrix Biol. 2008 Jul; 27(6):573-585.
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