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Brief CV's

Horst Fischer, PhD, Scientist

Horst Fischer joined CHORI in 1997 and successfully established an airway disease research group. He is the institutional expert on ion transport across cell membranes and epithelial biology, and he is known for his seminal work on drug discovery in cystic fibrosis and the regulation of ion transport in the airway epithelium. He serves as the Director of the Microimaging Core at CHORI. Dr Fischer has been appointed an Adjunct Professor on the teaching faculty at the College of Pharmacy of Touro University in Vallejo, California, and serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Physiology Cell Physiology. Dr Fischer came to CHORI from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Medical School, and before that from the University of California at Berkeley, where he initiated key developments of cystic fibrosis research. Since receiving his Ph.D. degree from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 1989, Dr Fischer has successfully developed a line of research of the role of epithelial ion transport in cystic fibrosis airway disease.


Beate Illek, PhD, Staff Scientist

Beate Illek joined CHORI in 1997 after she was already well-known for her work on the effect of natural compounds on salt and water transport across intestinal epithelia and the use of novel cell culture techniques in epithelial biology. At CHORI, she applied her expertise to lung biology and pathology. She is an active member of the Nutrition and Metabolism Center at CHORI, and her current scientific focus is on the investigation of naturally occurring antioxidants in the protection against oxidative stress in lung diseases. Before joining CHORI, Dr Illek was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Medical School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and before that she did
doctoral work at UC Berkeley and the Free University Berlin, Germany.


Revised: Monday, January 23, 2012 3:14 PM


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