In 1990, Michael Welsh began exploring the CFTR gene and its connection to chloride transport, an essential discovery that helped change the future of cystic fibrosis research and disease management. He shared his story earlier this month at Harvard Medical School at the 2018 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize Symposium, which honored this year’s recipients, including Dr. Welsh.
Last week, Dr. Welsh took to sharing the same story at a restaurant where colleagues and trainees gathered to congratulate him for his award. He thanked those who helped with his research and contributed to the work, then and now.
“What I have done would never have been possible without them,” Dr. Welsh expressed.
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