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Alessandra Livraghi-Butrico, PhD - Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine

Alessandra Livraghi-Butrico, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Contact Information

Academic Office:


Marsico Hall, 125 Mason Farm Rd, Marsico Lung Institute, Rm 7211
CB #7248
Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Alessandra Livraghi-Butrico, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Areas of Interest

Academic: pulmonary research, muco-obstructive lung diseases


By leveraging the unparalleled integration offered by in vivo and ex-vivo animal models, our lab studies the key determinants of effective airway mucus clearance in health and the consequences of its impairment in muco-obstructive lung diseases. We test mechanistic hypothesis and develop screening platforms for pre-clinical development of therapies aimed at resolving acute or chronic airway mucus obstruction.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

  • BS

    University of Milano, Italy

  • PhD

    University of Milano, Italy

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