Luis Galietta

Luis Galietta

Cell Biology and Disease Mechanisms

Pathophysiology of membrane channels and transporters




My research is dedicated to understanding the mechanisms underlying ion transport in epithelial cells. We use high-throughput screening techniques to identify drugs to treat cystic fibrosis by targeting membrane channels and pumps.

Additional Funding
  • Identification of deubiquitinases and ubiquitin ligases that affect mutant CFTR rescue (2019-2021), Fondazione Ricerca Fibrosi Cistica
  • ATP12A proton pump in cystic fibrosis lung disease (2019-2021), Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 
  • Pharmacological strategies to target nonsense mutations in cystic fibrosis (2020-2021), The Orphan Disease Center - MDBR Pilot Program