Robert C. De Lisle Ph.D.

Associate Professor, University of Kansas

1979 BA Univ. Mass, Boston1984 PhD Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland1984 Postdoc Univ. Calif. San Francisco with John A Williams1989 Asst. Res Scientist, Univ. Mich., Ann Arbor1990 Asst. Prof., Univ. Kansas School Med.1996 Assoc. Prof., Univ. Kansas School Med. Dr. De Lisle trained in the areas of gastrointestinal physiology and cell biology. Since he was a graduate student at Case Western Reserve University, he has been interested in cystic fibrosis, for what can be learned to lessen the impacts of this disease as well what the disease can teach us about normal cell and tissue functions. His work is now focused on the effects of cystic fibrosis on small intestinal function and how intestinal dysfunction contributes to the overall cystic fibrosis phenotype. The CFTR knockout mouse is the primary model for his work, as this mouse is an exceptional model for cystic fibrosis-related gut dysfunction. Dr. De Lisle's lab is a world leader investigating cystic fibrosis-related alterations in gastrointestinal function. The long term goal of his research is to understand the pathophysiology of cystic fibrosis in the gut in order to lead to new therapeutic approaches to improve quality of life and longevity for people with cystic fibrosis.