Project Description

Professor Emeritus
Not accepting graduate students

hlai@uw.edu

Biological effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields (from extremely-low frequency to radiofrequency) and their possible medical applications.
Development of artemisinins for cancer treatment.

“…I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.” (Socrates)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pharmacology, University of Washington, 1978-1980
Ph.D., Psychology, University of Washington, 1977
B.Sc. (Hon.), Physiology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1971

2011: The Seattle Magazine- one of the most influential people in Seattle in 2011
2009 – Present: Editor-in-chief, Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine
2002- present: Honorary Professor, Tropical Medicine Institute, Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China. 2002-present

Lai, H., Chan, H.W., and Singh, N.P. Effects of radiation from a radiofrequency identification (RFID) microchip on human cancer cells. International Journal of Radiation Biology (2016, In press)

Lai, H., Singh, N.P., and Sasaki, T.  Artemisinin. In: “The Encyclopedia of Cancer”, M. Schwab (ed.), Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2014. DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-27841-9_7201-1

Lai, H., Singh, N.P., and Sasaki, T. Development of artemisinin compounds for cancer treatment. Investigational New Drugs 31:230-246, 2013.

Levitt, B.B. and Lai, H. Biological effects from exposure to electromagnetic radiation emitted by cell tower base stations and other antenna arrays. Environmental Reviews 18:369-395, 2010.

Lai, H. Biological effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields.  In: “The Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering”, G. E. Wnek and G. L. Bowlin (eds.), Marcel Decker, New York, 2005. DOI: 10.1081/E-EBBE-120041846 (Update of the research can be found in the my two chapters in the 2012 BioInitiative Report)

Feagin, J.E., Wurscher, M.A., Ramon, C., and Lai, H. Magnetic fields and malaria. In: “Biologic Effects of Light: Proceedings of the Biologic Effects of Light Symposium”, Holick, M.F. and Jung, E. G. (eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Hingham, MA, 1999, pp. 343-349.

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