Professor Ann Harris

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MA Oxf, PhD Lond

Departmental Profile

Professor Ann Harris

Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University

Emeritus Fellow 



My research career has been devoted to human molecular genetics, with a particular interest in the molecular genetics of epithelial diseases including cystic fibrosis (CF) and aspects of epithelial cell biology relevant to cancer. My group is one of the very few worldwide that, over the past many years, has remained funded and committed to elucidating the mechanisms that confer tissue-specific and temporal regulation on the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) gene, which when mutated causes Cystic Fibrosis.