Dr Laura Sadofsky

Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine

Role at Hull York Medical School

Dr Laura Sadofsky is a Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine in the Centre for Biomedicine. She is the programme director for the MSc in Pharmacology and Education and Chair of the Hull York Medical School Athena SWAN committee.


Dr Laura Sadofsky's group is interested in the role of ion channels, specifically the thermo-TRPs (Transient Receptor Potential ion channels) and the purinoceptors, in cough and airways inflammation. Her laboratory is currently using human cells and tissue to develop models of the human airways. Using these models, they hopes to better understand the changes which occur in the airways in response to viruses as well as environmental stimuli and pharmaceuticals.


Programme director for the MSc in Pharmacology and Education.

Teaches pharmacology on the MSc in Pharmacology and Drug Development.

Module lead for Bench to Bedside 1: Design and Discovery.

Teaches on the Centre for Biomedicine SSIP.

Supervises students on the Phase 2 SSIP.

Supervises research students including undergraduates and postgraduates.


View Laura's publications on Worktribe.

Postgraduate research supervision

Current PhD students

Basir Ahmad

Lauren Jenner - The effect of environmental contaminants on the airways

Anuradha Ekanayake - Understanding factors that regulate respiratory microbiota

Bwalya Bowden - The role of ATP in acute, viral cough: a pre-clinical, mechanistic investigation

Research Opportunities for Prospective Students

Investigating the effect of microplastics on human health

The mechanisms of post viral cough

External roles

Ambassador for the British Pharmacological Society