Guillermo Romano Ibarra B.S.


Guillermo Romano Ibarra is a fourth-year MSTP student at the University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine, currently pursuing his PhD with Dr. Stoltz. Guillermo studied Public Health (BS) and Biochemistry (BS) at the University of Washington, where he did research with Dr. Dustin Maly in the field of chemical biology. After graduation, he trained with Drs. David Rawlings and Andrew Scharenberg at Seattle Children's Research Institute where he developed methods to improve rates of homologous recombination in primary T cells by relying on AAV and nuclease co-delivery. His gene therapy background sparked an interest in CF and pulmonary physiology, which he continues to develop at Iowa's Lung Biology and Cystic Fibrosis Research Center.