Dr. Paul Linsdell received his B.Sc. in Pharmacology from University College London in 1989 and his Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Leicester (UK) in 1993. He then undertook post-doctoral training at the University of Washington in Seattle and subsequently in the laboratory of Dr. John Hanrahan at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, where he was the recipient of a fellowship from the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In 1999 he was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, supported initially by a scholarship from the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He has been a Professor in this department since 2008. Research in his laboratory is focused on understanding the structure and function of CFTR, the mechanism of anion transport by CFTR, and changes in the structure of the CFTR protein that are required for its normal function. In 2017 Dr. Linsdell was awarded both the Senior Scientist Research Training Award and the Cathleen Morrison Research Impact Award by Cystic Fibrosis Canada.