Phone: (650) 725-2785 or 2468 FAX: (650) 725-5699
last edited 01/15/2015
Jordan Hall, Main Quad
Stanford, CA, 94305-2130
Mission: CFRL carries out basic research designed to ameliorate cystic fibrosis (CF). We have two main research projects.
1. To understand and help eliminate CF lung infections. Our hypothesis is that CF lungs will retain near normal function if infections can be held at bay. We further hypothesize that the susceptibility to lung infections is the result of abnormal airway mucus, which, because of the failure of CFTR-dependent, anion-mediated fluid secretion, is deficient in both its ability to arrest bacterial growth and to sweep bacteria from the airways.