Alessandra Livraghi-Butrico Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Alessandra Livraghi-Butrico received her B.S. in Biology and Biochemistry at the Universita degli Studi di Milano (Italy) in 1996. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in 2001 at the Institute for Experimental Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis, at the S. Raffaele Hospital - (Milan, Italy), where she studied the expression of receptors for inflammatory mediators on CF airway epithelial cells. In 2002 she joined the Cystic Fibrosis/Pulmonary Research and Treatment Center at UNC Chapel Hill for her post-doctoral training, with a concentration on the effects of accelerated Na+ absorption on cultured human bronchial epithelial cells physiology. Since 2005, she has been involved in numerous projects focused on understanding how impaired mucus clearance impacts other components of the airway mucosal immune system. A full biographical sketch and a complete list of published research articles, are available at Dr. Livraghi-Butrico is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and currently serves as co-director of the UNC CF Center Mouse Models Core Laboratory with Dr. Wanda O'Neal.