Deborah M. Cholon Ph.D.

Post-doc, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Deborah M. Cholon received her PhD in Microbiology in 2003 from Yale University. Her postdoctoral training began with Dr. Joseph W. St. Geme III in the Department of Pediatrics at Washington University in St. Louis and then continued at Duke University. In 2007, she expanded her interests to Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and began training with Dr. Martina Gentzsch at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she initially studied the misfolding and trafficking of CFTR in human airway epithelial cells and on the function and restoration of CFTR in epithelial model systems. More recently her research has turned to understanding the defects that result from CFTR mutations that lead to CF in order to identify therapeutics that repair these defects. She has repeatedly given presentations at the NACFC over the years and was also an invited symposium speaker at the ECFS conference in Portugal in 2015. Dr. Cholon is currently a Research Associate at the Marsico Lung Institute at UNC and is receiving CFF funding for translational research on CF patient-derived culture models. In addition, she participates actively in the UNC CFF RDP and the NIH CF RTCC programs.