Leah Cossin, a first-year graduate in the Taylor Lab is the second recipient of the Welter Family (Terri and Mark Welter) Graduate Fellowship in Science for research on Cystic Fibrosis. The Welter Family Fellowship in Science provides financial support to conduct research during the 2020-2021 academic year. This fellowship is focused on facilitating discoveries in cystic fibrosis research, which can include mechanistic studies, drug development, and/or related diseases, that affect those with Cystic Fibrosis (a genetic disease primarily affecting the lungs and respiratory function). Leah’s proposal focuses on the use of a small molecule splicing inhibitor, GEX1A, to affect the expression of mutated genes that lead to Cystic Fibrosis. Congratulations!