Vinciane Saint-Criq Ph.D.

Dr Vinciane Saint-Criq is currently a Research Associate in the Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, Newcastle University. She has over 10 years research experience in the CF field, studying inflammation as well as infection and electrophysiology in cell lines, primary human airway epithelial cells and mouse models. She obtained her PhD in 2009 from 'Universite Pierre et Marie Curie' (UPMC, Paris, France) and that year taught Physiology and Cell Biology to 1st to 3rd year students at UPMC. She was then awarded a Marie Curie-COFUND Å“Career Enhancement Mobility Programme fellowship for 2 years (2009-2011) to work on the Cystic Fibrosis gender gap in the Molecular Medicine Department in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI, Dublin, Ireland). She then moved to Pasteur Institute and Hopital Bichat (Paris, France) where she evaluated the effect of bacterial proteases on ion transport and epithelial repair. Her current research is supported by the CF Trust (UK) and is focused on developing methods to study airway surface liquid pH in primary cultures of human airway cells under thin film conditions using pH-sensitive fluorescent dyes .The aim of this project is to determine which channels are involved in ASL pH regulation and therefore establishing potential new therapeutic targets.