Chieh Min (Ben) Lai

Contact Information
Vancouver General Hospital
Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre
10th Fl, 2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5Z 1M9
Tel: 1-604-875-4863
Fax: 1-604-675-3883

Current Positions

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Additional Affiliations: Staff Hematologist, Vancouver General Hospital

Research Interests

  • Thrombosis.
  • Acquired thrombophilia
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome

Selected Publications

  1. Lai CMB, Lee AYY, Parkin SBI. 2022. Vaccine-induced prothrombotic immune thrombocytopenia without thrombosis may not require immune modulatory therapy: A case report. Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis. 18;6(4):e12716.
  2. Lai CMB, Setiadi, A, Barlas A, Kanani A, Pourshahnazari P, Leitch HA, CAUSES study, Metzger DL, Merkeley H, Biggs CM. 2022. Targeted treatment of immune thrombocytopenia in CTLA4 insufficiency: A case report. British Journal of Haematology. 196(3):e42-e45.
  3. Lai CMB, Smith T, Lee AYY. 2021. Treatment and outcomes of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) in patients with neoplasm, a case series. Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis. 51(3):725-733.
  4. Lai CB, Coomes E, Whalen-Browne M, Kraeker C. 2017. Case Report: A 21 year-old returned traveler with typhoid fever, multifactorial anemia, and splenic infarction. Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine. 12(2):40-43.
  5. Lock FE, Rebollo R, Miceli-Royer K, Gagnier L, Kuah S, Babaian A, Sistiaga-Poveda M, Lai CB, Nemirovsky O, Serrano I, Steidl C, Karimi MM, Mager DL. 2014. Distinct isoform of FABP7 revealed by screening for retroelement-activated genes in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the USA. 111(34):E3534-E3543.
  6. Lai CB, Mager DL. 2012. Role of runt-related transcription factor 3 (RUNX3) in transcription regulation of natural cytotoxicity receptor 1 (NCR1/NKp46), an activating natural killer (NK) cell receptor. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 287(10):7324-7334.
  7. Xiang P, Lo C, Argiropoulos B, Lai CB, Rouhi A, Imren S, Jiang X, Mager D, Humphries RK. 2010. Identification of E74-like factor 1 (ELF1) as a transcriptional regulator of the Hox cofactor MEIS1. Experimental Hematology. 38(9):798-808.
  8. Pan J, Lai CB, Scott WR, Straus SK. 2010. Synthetic fusion peptides of tick-borne encephalitis virus as models for membrane fusion. Biochemistry. 49(2):287-296.
  9. Rouhi A, Lai CB, Cheng TP, Takei F, Yokoyama WM, Mager DL. 2009. Evidence for high bi-allelic expression of activating Ly49 receptors. Nucleic Acids Research. 37(16):5331-5342.
  10. Romanish MT, Nakamura H, Lai CB, Wang Y, Mager DL. 2009. A novel protein isoform of the multicopy human NAIP gene derives from intragenic Alu SINE promoters. PLoS ONE. 4(6):e5761.
  11. Lai CB, Zhang Y, Rogers SL, Mager DL. 2009. Creation of the two isoforms of rodent NKG2D was driven by a B1 retrotransposon insertion. Nucleic Acids Research. 37(9):3032-3043.


  • PhD in Genetics, University of British Columbia
  • Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Internal Medicine, University of British Columbia
  • Hematology and Thrombosis Fellowship, University of British Columbia