One Researcher’s Hope For A Cure: Dr. Erika Lutter Searches for Answers to Cystic Fibrosis

Emma Tims


I interviewed Professor Erica Lutter at Oklahoma State University about her current research on the disease Cystic Fibrosis (CF), as well as her previously published work “Draft Genome Sequences of Five Pseudomonas aeruginosa Clinical Strains Isolated from Sputum Samples from Cystic Fibrosis Patient” (2016). According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, CF is a genetic, progressive disease that affects a person’s lungs and their ability to breath by clogging their airways with mucous and trapping unwanted bacteria. Lutter investigates the role of elevated Calcium and its effect on Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a key bacterial agent in CF.

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