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In the Willard A. Bernbaum Cystic Fibrosis Research Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, our team is dedicated not only to advancing research on cystic fibrosis, but sharing our findings across the field. Take a look at some of the presentations, manuscripts and research grants that demonstrate our research impact.


Rebecca Darrah presented one of the Plenary talks at the 2022 North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference.

One of our 2022 summer students presented a poster at the 2022 North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference. Take a look at their work.


  • An ectopic enhancer restores CFTR expression through de novo chromatin looping. Jenny L Kerschner, Alekh Paranjapye, Nirbhayaditya Vaghela, Michael D Wilson, Ann Harris. Gene Ther. 2022 Dec 12.

  • Magnetic resonance imaging of cystic fibrosis: Multi-organ imaging in the age of CFTR modulator therapies. Kimberly McBennett, Christina J MacAskill, Elise Keshock, Maryam Ghadimi Mahani, Jaime Mata, Alexander J Towbin, Senthilkumar Sankararaman, Mitchell L Drumm, Xin Yu, Clement L Ren, Samya Z Nasr, Katherine Kutney, Chris A Flask. J Cyst Fibros. 2022 Mar;21(2):e148-e157.

Recent Grants

April 2022

  • Altered Circadian Rhythm Regulation in Cystic Fibrosis, National Institutes of Health, $2,504,828

May 2022

  • Editing disease-causing CFTR alleles caused by segmental duplications, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, $336,000

January 2023

  • Addressing barriers to delivery and editing for Cystic Fibrosis, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, $3,158,363.