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 Atherothrombotic and Metabolic Research. She is the programme director for the MSc in Pharmacology and Education, co-lead of the Athena SWAN committee and deputy chair of the postgraduate programmes board in the Hull York Medical School.


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 Atherothrombosis and Metabolic Disease SSIP.
  • Supervises students on the Phase 2 SSIP.
  • Supervises research students including undergraduates and postgraduates


View Laura's publications on Google Scholar.

Postgraduate research supervision

Our PhD students successfully supervised to completion as the primary supervisor

Current PhD students

Basir Ahmad

Lauren Jenner - The effect of environmental contaminants on the airways

Anuradha Ekanayake - Understanding factors that regulate respiratory microbiota

External roles

Ambassador for the British Pharmacological Society