Ben Ross, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, was awarded a Junior Faculty Recruitment Award from the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation. The award program is intended to provide support to recruit outstanding new faculty to augment or fill critical gaps in basic science research in Cystic Fibrosis. The award provides $600K to augment and expand the institution’s community of multidisciplinary researchers focusing on areas of research related to the CFF mission. The major scientific goal of Dr. Ross’s research is to understand the etiology and physiological consequences of gut microbial dysbiosis in CF. His long-term goal is to identify specific microbes whose abundance can be modulated to either mitigate disease or to boost health in CF.
“I am deeply grateful to the CFF for this award, which will allow us to deeply probe the gut microbiome in CF in hopes of identifying therapeutic targets”. - Dr. Benjamin Ross