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Cystic Fibrosis

UCSF has been a major center for cystic fibrosis research for more than 25 years, receiving funding from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and other agencies. For example, the Cystic Fibrosis Research and Development program at UCSF, one of the few basic research centers sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, has long focused on understanding the biology of alterations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein and identifying molecular approaches to correct fundamental defects in CFTR that lead to disease.

In addition, UCSF physicians and researchers are engaged in many other areas of cystic fibrosis research. For adults with CF cared for at our Center, clinical research studies led by UCSF investigators provide opportunities for patients to participate as research study volunteers. Some areas of recent and ongoing research investigation are highlighted below.

Division Faculty and CF clinical research: