Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hero of the Month


Paul Quinton Ph.D. is a professor of pediatrics at University of California San Diego, and a professor of biomedical sciences at University of California Riverside, where he works to advance the understanding of the chronic illness, cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Quinton's interest in this genetic disease stems from his own diagnosis with CF when he was 19 years old. While he is 65 years old, the median lifespan for CF is 37 years. Dr. Quinton is recognized for his work in discovering the defect in the CF gene that prevents chloride molecules from entering and exiting affected cells. His research explained why the sweat of patients with CF is abnormally salty and has helped us understand that this illness is a disease of abnormal salt movement that is associated with abnormal mucus. We recently had the opportunity to talk to Paul, and learn a little bit more about this tremendous Hero of Hope.


To read more about him and hear his podcast click HERE


4 comments:

Benjamin Anthony said...

Somer, It was wonderful to 'meet' you over the phone today! Thank you for your kind words and for sharing your story with me.

Hugs, Kati

preppyplayer said...

Somer, loving the direction your blog is taking- so informative AND personal, love it!

Mine is still kinda mercenary and superficial, will correct that eventually.
Want to wish you a belated birthday and remind you that NYC is best when it is not too hot. May and June, great times to visit!

Katey said...

Wow!!! Amazing story...or should I say HERO! thanks for sharing...didn't click the additional link yet...but will.

子豪 said...

好東西要和好朋友分享--感謝您........................................