Support us


When you support the Rubin Lab at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University, you are helping advance research, inspire the next generation of scientists and ultimately improve the quality of life of individuals struggling with airway diseases such as cystic fibrosis and plastic bronchitis. There are many ways to help find a cure, from raising awareness to participating in a clinical trial to making a donation.


If you are interested in volunteering, please feel free to contact Melissa Yopp at


You can make monetary donations by visiting our sponsors or making a direct contribution to our VCU lab. Lab contributions will go toward providing funds for unfunded research, mentoring the next generation of investigators and processing sputum samples.

Denny Hamlin Foundation

The Denny Hamlin Foundation funds research in our lab, including our internship program. Your donation will help support cystic fibrosis programs and research initiatives as well as charitable programs that support chronically ill children and underprivileged youth.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Since 1955, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has been the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The organization funds more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of foundation support.

MCV Foundation/Lab Fund

To contribute to the lab through the MCV Foundation, please contact us at (804) 628-0212 or

Thank you

We would like to thank Dr. John Piippo and Redeemer for his continuous support.