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jacob greene


Jacob Greene is a 24-year-old medical student with cystic fibrosis and is our newest member of the USACFA Board! Born in Tigard, Oregon, Jacob was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at birth when he was treated for meconium ileus. He grew up in Seattle, Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital served as his home CF center throughout his childhood. In junior high and high school, Jacob was involved with robotics, Boy Scouts, his school’s track and field and wrestling teams, and did medical research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. These experiences, primarily his lived experience with CF and work at Fred Hutch, piqued Jacob’s interest in pursuing a career in medicine. In 2017, Jacob moved to California to start college at Stanford University. At Stanford, Jacob did neurology research in the Monje and Gibson Labs. This work led to Jacob being published in the journals Cell and Neuron. Jacob also volunteered with Stanford Health Care’s Cardinal Free Clinics and was a Residential Assistant in Roble Hall. In 2021, Jacob graduated from Stanford with a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Biology. Following graduation, Jacob worked at Genentech in the Research and Early Development group working to develop drugs for neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis. This work led to a publication in Glia. In July of 2022, Jacob left Genentech to begin medical school at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine. At UCSF, Jacob is a co-coordinator of HealthLink—a program for high school students interested in medical careers. He also serves as the UCSF School of Medicine delegate to the Medical Student Section of the American Medical Association, sits on the Student Medical Education Council, and does research in the Jonathan Pan Lab. Jacob joins the USACFA Board of Directors after having written for the CF Roundtable publication and participating as a panelist in our scholarship application webinar in December. We’re thrilled to have Jacob on our board!

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