Patrick Sinn Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Patrick Sinn, PhD is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy, and Immunology at the University of Iowa. He holds a secondary appointment in the department of Microbiology and Immunology. Dr. Sinn has been a faculty member at Iowa since 2010. He is the faculty director of the University of Iowa Viral Vector Core and specializes in viral vector design, with particular interest in gene delivery to the airways. Dr. Sinn's research interests revolve around the mechanisms of viral entry into airway cells, with applications for disease prevention or gene therapy. Ongoing projects in Dr. Sinn's laboratory include gene therapy for cystic fibrosis, engineering novel gene delivery tools, and mechanisms of viral entry, spread, and release within airway cells. He completed his undergraduate training at the University of Minnesota-Morris and his graduate and post-doctoral training at the University of Iowa. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.