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Our Team


The team is composed of basic science researchers, molecular geneticist, clinician-scientists, social science researcher, CF nurse and research trainees & associates. Associated members include CF clinicians and members of the pharmaceutical industry. Research interests include: fundamental research on the molecular basis of cystic fibrosis, ion transport and neuropeptides involved in fluid secretion. It extends to CF associated comorbidities such as diabetes, inflammation and infection. Beyond the basic science research, our team members are involved in patient-oriented clinical research and translational studies involving collaborations with industrial partners for pre-clinical studies.

Valerie Chappe
(PhD)

Team Leader

Department of Physiology & Biophysics


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Younes Anini
(PhD)

Department of Physiology & Biophysics and Obstetrics & Gynecology


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Frederic Chappe

Research Technician

Departments of Physiology & Biophysics


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Zhenyu Cheng
(PhD)

Department of Microbiology & Immunology


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Roger Croll
(PhD)

Department of Physiology & Biophysics and Biology


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Denis Dupré
(PhD)

Department of Pharmacology


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Yassine, El Hiani
(PhD)

Department of Physiology & Biophysics


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Youssef Elhaji
(PhD)

Molecular Geneticist. Department of Medicine.


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    Frances Gosse
    (RN, BN)

    Cystic Fibrosis Nurse Coordinator, Central Zone NS Health Authority.


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      Peter Hull
      (MBBCh, MMed (Derm.), PhD, FRCPC)

      Professor of Medicine, Head of division of Clinical Dermatology and Cutaneous Science, Department of Pathology


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      Christian Lehmann
      (MD, FRCPC)

      Departments of Anesthesia, Pain Management & Perioperative Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology, Physiology & Biophysics, Pharmacology


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      Audrey Li
      (PhD)

      Research Associate

      Departments of Physiology & Biophysics


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      Marilyn MacDonald
      (RN, PhD)

      School of Nursing. Dalhousie University.


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      Ryan Pelis
      (PhD)

      Department of Pharmacology


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      Johan Van Limbergen
      (MD, PhD)

      Department of Pediatrics , Division of Digestive Care & Endoscopy , Department of Microbiology & Immunology


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      Zhaolin Xu
      (MD, FRCPC)

      Department of Pathology, QEII HSC.


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      Juan Zhou
      (MD, PhD)

      Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management & Perioperative Medicine.


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      Contact us

      Address

      5850 College street, Falcuty of Medicine
      Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4R2

      Phone

      +1(902) 494–2995