Clinical Research

Research in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency is needed in order to better understand the disease, to understand what causes emphysema and/or liver disease in only some people with the condition, and to improve current treatments. Human subject participation in research is crucial. The University of Florida Alpha-1 Research Program has developed at team of scientists, nurses, and administrators to conduct a number of clinical trials and other research projects for individuals who have AAT Deficiency, their family members, and other eligible participants.

For more information about participating in a research study, click here.

If you would like to be notified and given a chance to take part in Alpha-1 research projects be sure to join the Alpha-1 Research Registry. The Alpha-1 Research Registry is a confidential database of individuals diagnosed with Alpha-1 as well as carriers of Alpha-1. As a member of the Registry, you will be updated on recent developments in Alpha-1 research and notified of studies in which you may be eligible to participate. Contact the Alpha-1 Research Registry by calling 1-877-886-2383, sending an email to, or visiting the Registry website.

For information regarding Alpha-1 research at the University of Florida, contact us. For a list of all our clinical research studies at UF, click here.