Past Fellows

Christoph Randak, MD

Medical School: Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg
Residency: Ludwig-Maximilians-University
Research Interests: 
Structure and molecular function of the "cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator" (CFTR) and other ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters

Carrie Barker 

Carrie Barker, MD, PhD

Medical School: University of Iowa
Residency: University of Wisconsin
Research Interests:
Morphologic Differences in Cystic Fibrosis and Non-Cystic Fibrosis
Porcine Fetal Lung

Anthony Fischer

Anthony Fischer, MD, PhD 

Medical School:  University of Iowa, MD, PhD, 2009
Residency: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009- 2012
Honors: General Academic Pediatrics Primary Care Award, A. Vincent Londino Senior Resident Teaching Award.
Research Interests: Innate host defense systems of the respiratory epithelium, including oxidative defense, mucus production, and ciliary transport.
Clinical Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, asthma, mechanical ventilation, and exercise physiology.
Funding Support:Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Second Year Clinical Fellowship. 
1. Stephen G. Hummel, Anthony J. Fischer, Sean M. Martin, Freya Q. Schafer, and Garry R. Buettner. 2005. Nitric Oxide as a Cellular Antioxidant: A little goes a long way. Free Radical Biology and Medicine Feb 1;40(3):501-6. Epub 2005 Nov 15.
Jennifer A. Bartlett, Anthony J. Fischer, and Paul B. McCray Jr. 2007. The role of the airway epithelium in innate immunity. (Book Chapter) 
2. Anthony J. Fischer, Kelli L. Goss, Todd E. Scheetz, Christine L. Wohlford-Lenane, Jeanne M. Snyder, Paul B. McCray Jr. 2009. Differential gene expression in human conducting airway surface epithelia and submucosal glands. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2009 Feb;40(2):189-99. Epub 2008 Aug 14
3. Anthony J. Fischer, Nicholas J. Lennemann, Sateesh Krishnamurthy, Péter Pócza, Lakshmi Durairaj, Janice L. Launspach, Bethany A. Rhein, Christine Wohlford-Lenane, Daniel Lorentzen, Botond Bánfi, and Paul B. McCray Jr. 2011. Enhancement of respiratory mucosal antiviral defenses by the oxidation of iodide. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2011 Oct;45(4):874-81. Epub 2011 Mar 25.

Alexandra Iannone, DO 

Medical School:  Des Moines University, 2011 
Residency: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2011- 2014
Research Interests:
Growth and IGF-1 in Infants with Cystic Fibrosis

Nour Akil, MD

Medical School: American University of Beirut, 2008-2012
Residency: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2013- 2016
Research Interest:
Staphylococcus Aureus Attachment to Mucus in Cystic Fibrosis Airways