Core Facilities

The Cystic Fibrosis Research Translation Center at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Research Institute is organized around five cores:

  1. The Clinical Core will assist cystic fibrosis (CF) investigators at University of Washington and nationwide in translation of promising laboratory findings into new diagnostic or therapeutic approaches to improve the lives of patients with CF.
  2. The Microbiology Core provides a set of unique resources for analysis of cystic fibrosis (CF)-related infections.
  3. The Genomics Core will provide consultation, DNA sequencing, and transcriptional profiling for analysis of both bacterial and mammalian whole genomes to the UW CF research community.
  4. The Host Response Core will assess various endpoints and processes of inflammation, leukocyte activation, metabolism and the host response to bacteria relevant to cystic fibrosis (CF).
  5. The Administrative and Enrichment Core is responsible for all fiscal management of the biomedical core facilities, pilot and feasibility projects and the enrichment program including seminar series, guest speakers and the annual retreat.