Research Awardees

Current CFRI-Funded Cystic Fibrosis Researchers

New Horizons Research

Jeff Wine, PhD, and Nam Soo Joo, PhD: A Novel Approach to Improve Mucociliary Clearance for CF Patients; Co-Principal Investigators, Stanford University

Paul Quinton, PhD, and Guillermo Flores-Delgado, PhD: Assessing the Role of Secretory and Absorptive Epithelium Lining Conductive Airways; Co-Principal Investigators, University of California San Diego

AKM Shamsuddin, PhD: Pharmacology of CFTR HCO3 Secretion in Native Small Airways in Health and Disease; Principal Investigator, University of California San Diego 

Martina Gentzsch, PhD: Physiological Models of Cystic Fibrosis Airway Cultures that Mimic the In Vivo Environment for Therapeutic Testing; Principal Investigator, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lucas Hoffman, MD, PhD: Bacterial Community-Level Susceptibility Testing for CF Lung Infections; Principal Investigator, University of Washington, Seattle and Seattle Children’s Hospital

Elizabeth Kramer, MD, PhD: The Role of TGF in Driving Airway Hyperresponsiveness and Smooth Muscle Dysfunction in Cystic Fibrosis; Principal Investigator, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Elizabeth Nash Memorial Fellowship

Kenichi Okuda, MDLocalization of CFTR and Secretory Mucins MUC5AC and MUC5B in Human Airway; Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (Richard Boucher, MD, Principal Investigator)

Cynthia B. Silveria: Bacteriophage-Mediated Spread of Virulence Factors in Cystic Fibrosis Microbiomes; Postdoctoral Fellow, San Diego State University (Forest Rowher, PhD, Principal Investigator)