Office of Research

Cystic Fibrosis Research Development Program


The UW Cystic Fibrosis (CF) RDP has been the cornerstone of a very successful CF research program at the UW School of Medicine since 1989. The program has always had a strength in lung infections, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and it has developed into a leading CF clinical studies center. The program has fostered excellent basic research, translational research, and development of new therapies to treat CF lung infections. We continue to fulfill the mission of the CF Foundation to) foster collaboration and bring new investigators into CF research, b) enhance our ability to successfully compete for federal funding of CF-related research, and c) publish results in peer-reviewed journals.

The UW CFF RDP has maintained a flexibility that has allowed it to best serve our CF research community. The long-term goals of our RDP have been and continue to be to provide the basic scientific foundation that can lead to development of new cystic fibrosis therapies and to foster development of more effective treatments for people with cystic fibrosis.

Core Services Offered

Clinical Core (
Genomics Core (
Biofilm Core ( )

Funding Information:

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation SINGH15R0 10/1/2015 - 9/30/2019

Reporting Structure:

Program Director: Pradeep Singh, MD
Associate Director: Bonnie W. Ramsey, MD

Related UW Entities:

School of Medicine, Departments of Microbiology, Pediatrics, Genome Sciences, Pathology, Immunology and Medicine (Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine).
School of Dentistry.

External Partners:

Seattle Children's Research Institute

Center Details

Director: Singh, Pradeep
Year Started: 1989
Administrator / Program Manager: Crist, Donna
Administering College/School: School of Medicine 
P.I. Home Department: Microbiology 
Faculty Involvement: 15