Tanja Gonska is an Assistant Professor at the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Toronto, with a subspecialty focus on pediatric pancreas diseases and Cystic Fibrosis. She holds an appointment at the Research Institute of the Hospital for Sick Children and the Institute of Medical Science, Toronto. Following Medical school in Muenster, Pediatric Residency training at the Children's Hospital in Freiburg, Germany, and Fellowship training at the Hospital for Sick Children, Dr. Gonska has decided to continue her academic career in Pediatric Pancreatology and Cystic Fibrosis as staff physician at the Hospital for Sick Children. She has enjoyed mentorship by Profs. Peter Durie, Christine Bear and Paul Quinton. Next to her involvement in an international consortium to advance the knowledge in pediatric pancreatitis, her research interest is focused on forwarding our understanding in transepithelial ion and fluid transport in airway and intestine. Further, her innovative approach to develop new measures of functional outcome supports current strategies to cure Cystic Fibrosis disease.