The UAB CF Research Center hosts a seminar series through which internationally recognized CF scientists present their recent work and meet with members and trainees of our Center to encourage collaborations.

Similarly, the Center also holds regularly scheduled workshops that provide UAB faculty and trainees the opportunity to discuss their latest experimental findings, obtain critical feedback, foster multidisciplinary approaches to CF research, and supplement the intellectual and technical expertise of members of the UAB CF Center. 
Examples of recent seminars and workshop presentations given include the following:

          Affiliation Presentation
Brad Woodworth, MD           Professor, UAB Surgery - Otolaryngology LPS-mediated acquired CFTR dysfunction in chronic sinusitis

Dave Nichols, MD           Associate Professor Pediatrics, Division Head, Pediatric Pulmonology, Director Denver Adult CF Program, National Jewish Health, University of Colorado, School of Medicine Inhaled antibiotics and chronic macrolide therapy: cause for concern?

Doug Cyr, PhD
Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, Chair, Institutional Biological Safety Committee, Marsico Lung Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Role for Hsp70 in cellular homeostasis and protein misfolding diseases

Drucy Borowitz, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University of Buffalo

Bicarbonate as the key to cystic fibrosis pathophysiology
Elizabeth L. Kramer, MD, PhD           Clinical Fellow, Cincinnati Children's Hospial - Pulmonary Medicine Pulmonary administration of TGF-beta downregulates CFTR and causes goblet cell hyperplasia:  A potential modifier of cystic fibrosis disease

Fei Sun, MD, PhD           Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Wayne State University

Cystic Fibrosis: From a Single Molecule to a Rabbit Model
Garry Cutting, MD           Professor of Medical Genetics, Director, DNA Diagnostic Laboratory and Clinical Genetics Laboratory Training Program, Johns Hopkins University

Functional analysis of CFTR variants
Gunnar Hansson, MD, PhD           Professor, Mucin Biology Groups, Department of Medical Biochemistry, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

The mucus system of lung and intestine – both keep bacteria at a distance
Hitendra S. Chand, PhD           Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Role of hyperplastic epithelial cells in chronic airway diseases
J. Michael Wells, MD           Assistant Professor, UAB Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine Translational and clinical approaches to pulmonary hypertension in cystic fibrosis

James Collawn, PhD           Professor, UAB Cellular, Developmental, & Integrative Biology Regulation of hypoxia-inducible factor 1alpha expression by miR-429 in human endothelial cells

John J. Brewington, MD           Clinical Fellow, Cincinnati Children's Hospital - Pulmonary Medicine

Bedside-to-bench theratype studies in cystic fibrosis

Joshua Chandler, PhD           Emory University Targeting neutrophil oxidants in lung disease pathogenesis: from biochemistry to multi-omics approaches

Kathryn Oliver, PhD Candidate           UAB Graduate School Ribosomal P Stalk Perturbation Rescues F508del CFTR Maturational Arrest

Martina Gentzsch, PhD           Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology; and Director, Pre-Clinical Core and CFTR Functional Analysis Core, Marsico Lung Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Assessment of Cystic Fibrosis Precision Medicine Strategies Using Patient-Derived Models
Marty Solomon, MD           Assistant Professor, UAB Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine Methods to Interrogate Mechanisms of Altered Ciliary Dynamics and  Mucus Transport 

Michael J. Noto, MD, PhD           Fellow, Vanderbilt University - Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Toward immunotherapeutics for the treatment of bacterial pneumonia

Michael Stalvey, MD           Assistant Professor, UAB Pediatrics-Endocrinology Understanding growth and bone metabolism in CF

Ming Du, PhD           Instructor, UAB Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics Luciferase-Based Readthrough/Nonsense-Mediated mRNA Decay (RT/NMD) Reporters

Mohan Sopori, PhD           Senior Scientist and Director, Immunology Program, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, NM

Cigarette smoke, nicotinic receptors, and lung diseases
Namasivayam Ambalavanan, MD           Professor, UAB Pediatrics-Neonatology Normal and abnormal lung development and its relevance to adult lung diseases

Nicholas W. Keiser, PhD           Associate Professor, University of Iowa, Dept of Anatomy and Cell Biology

Innate immunity and inflammation in the cystic fibrosis ferret lung
Robert Bridges, PhD           Professor and Director of Cystic Fibrosis Research, Rosalind Franklin University

Anion Secretion:  Mechanisms, Mutations and More

Rui-Ming Liu, MD, PhD           Professor, UAB Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine Therapeutic potential of a small molecular PAI-1 inhibitor for chronic asthma

Scott Sagel, MD, PhD           Professor of Pediatrics, Director, University of Colorado Cystic Fibrosis Center, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine

How can biomarkers help in cystic fibrosis?
Sigrid Ladores, Ph.D, RN, PNP, CNE

          Assistant Professor, UAB School of Nursing Female fertility in the age of new CFTR-Modulating Drugs

Steve Aller, PhD           Associate Professor, UAB Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology  Pharmacophores of CFTR modulators for in situ click chemistry

Steve Rowe, MD           Director, UAB CF Research Center

State of the Center

Tamas Jilling, MD           Associate Professor, UAB Pediatrics-Neonatology Why would you want to study the role of Platelet-activating Factor (PAF) in CF pathogenesis?

Vedrana Bali, MD, PhD           Professor, UAB Cellular, Developmental, & Integrative Biology  Synonymous but not the same. A synonymous codon change alters ΔF508 CFTR corrector sensitivity

Veena Antony, MD           Professor, UAB Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine Environmental exposure to cadmium and the development of COPD

Zhengrong (Wendy) Yang, PhD           UAB Center for Biophysical Sciences/Engineering Passage of chloride through tight junctions of sweat glands