Tré LaRosa

Tré LaRosa
Adult with CF

Tré earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry with minors in mathematics and biology at the University of Kentucky in 2016. He first worked in a CF lab during his undergraduate career at UK and in Dr. J.P. Clancy's lab at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center after graduation. He is a co-author of the article “Detection of CFTR function and modulation in primary human nasal cell spheroids” in the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis. He frequently exercises to stay in shape and writes at

Blog Posts


Being in touch with your emotions can be considered a negative when you're a guy. For me, it's been a tremendous help in dealing with my cystic fibrosis and the loss of my sister to this disease.

May 1, 2019| 6 min read

Everyone with cystic fibrosis faces the fear that their next infection could be the one that doesn't respond to treatments. Chronic infections eventually led to my sister's death. After seeing what she went through, it became clear to me that we have an immediate need for better anti-infectives.

Feb. 20, 2019| 4 min read

As both a researcher and a person with cystic fibrosis, it is an amazing experience to watch cells with rare CF mutations respond to drugs in the lab. Knowing the scientific basis for my treatments not only gives me a sense of control, but it encourages me to do my treatments.

Nov. 29, 2017| 4 min read