Dr Laura Sadofsky

Dr Laura Sadofsky

Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Hull York Medical School

Summary

Laura Sadofsky is interested in ion channels and their role in cough and airways inflammation. Her laboratory is currently using human cells and tissue to develop models of the human airways.

Using these models, she hopes to better understand the changes which occur in the airways in response to viruses as well as environmental stimuli, pollutants and pharmaceuticals.

MBBS Medicine

- Phase 1 plenary lectures

- Pharmacology workshops

- Phase 1 and phase 2 SSIPs

BSc/MSc Biomedical Science

- Research projects

Non-medical prescribing

MSc Pharmacology and Drug Development

MSc Pharmacology and Education (programme director)

MSc Physician Associate Studies

Health Professions Education

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

The treatment of mild upper respiratory tract infections – a position paper with recommendations for best practice

Smith, A., Kardos, P., Pfaar, O., Randerath, W., Estrada Riolobos, G., Braido, F., & Sadofsky, L. (2023). The treatment of mild upper respiratory tract infections – a position paper with recommendations for best practice. Drugs in Context, 12, Article 2023-4-2. https://doi.org/10.7573/dic.2023-4-2

Modulation of transient receptor potential (TRP) channels by plant derived substances used in over-the-counter cough and cold remedies

Stinson, R. J., Morice, A. H., & Sadofsky, L. R. (2023). Modulation of transient receptor potential (TRP) channels by plant derived substances used in over-the-counter cough and cold remedies. Respiratory Research, 24(1), Article 45. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12931-023-02347-z

Ingredients of Vicks VapoRub inhibit rhinovirus-induced ATP release

Stinson, R. J., Morice, A. H., Ahmad, B., & Sadofsky, L. R. (2023). Ingredients of Vicks VapoRub inhibit rhinovirus-induced ATP release. Drugs in Context, 12, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.7573/dic.2023-3-2

Chronic cough—the limitation and advances in assessment techniques

Zhang, M., Sykes, D. L., Brindle, K., Sadofsky, L. R., & Morice, A. H. (2022). Chronic cough—the limitation and advances in assessment techniques. Journal of thoracic disease, 14(12), 5097-5119. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd-22-874

Outdoor Microplastic Analysis Using Inlet Filters from an NOx Regulatory Air Quality Monitoring Device

Jenner, L. C., Kureshi, R. R., White, D., Chapman, E., Sadofsky, L. R., & Rotchell, J. M. (2022). Outdoor Microplastic Analysis Using Inlet Filters from an NOx Regulatory Air Quality Monitoring Device. Atmosphere, 13(12), Article 2017. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13122017

Lead investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Microplastics: Exploring the Role of Microplastics in Lung Disease.

Funder

Help for Health

Grant

£24,842.00

Started

1 January 2023

Status

Complete

Co-investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

A cell model for discovering biomarkers and druggable targets for pulmonary fibrosis

Funder

BLF British Lung Foundation

Grant

£79,958.00

Started

1 May 2023

Status

Ongoing

Project

Help 4 Health MSc studentships

Funder

Help for Health

Grant

£72,842.00

Started

1 November 2022

Status

Ongoing

Postgraduate supervision

Ion channels including the thermo-Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) cation channels TRPA1, TRPV1, TRPV4 and TRPM8 (TRP ankyrin-1, vanilloid-1, vanilloid-4 and melastatin-8) and purinergic receptors P2X2 and P2X3

- Precision Cut Lung Slices (PCLS)

- Human rhinovirus

- Cough and airways inflammation

- The effect of microplastics on respiratory health

Completed PhDs

Stinson R, The use of Precision Cut Lung Slices and Co-culture Modelling to Investigate the Effect of Human Rhinovirus on Cough and Airway Inflammation (2020)

Atkinson S, The Effect of Human Rhinovirus-16 on Thermo-TRP Channels, Hypotonic Activation and ATP Release (2019)

Chandrabalan A, The Mechanism of TRPA1 Activation (2017)

Knaggs J D, The Modulation of Transient Receptor Potential A1 Channel by Natural and Novel Semi-synthetic Compounds via Non-covalent Modification (2016).

Fraser S D, Peripheral Blood Leukocyte Immune Responses in Sarcoidosis (2016)

Current PhDs

- Basir Ahmad

-Nathan Hayes

-Lauren Jenner

-Ekanayake Ekanayake

- Bwalya Chakulya

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