Our mission

To better understand physiological challenges to respiratory motor control and to translate our knowledge into strategies of respiratory rehabilitation.

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our mission & goals


The only center of its kind in the US, the UF BREATHE Center unites basic and clinician scientists across the university and beyond.


dedicated members

Meet Our Team

The UF BREATHE Center houses outstanding interdisciplinary researchers who are working to advance our understanding and treatment of neuromuscular disorders that compromise breathing.


areas of expertise


The UF BREATHE Center has 6 cores that represent the breadth of preclinical and clinical respiratory research. These include airway defense, basic breathing research, neurological disorders, neurotechnology, neurotherapeutics, and spinal cord injury.


educating the next generation

BREATHE Training Program

The UF BREATHE Center is the administrative home of the BREATHE Training Program, an NHLBI-funded predoctoral and postdoctoral training opportunity.


in the spotlight

Leah Reznikov Awarded R01 for Asthma Studies

Congratulations to BREATHE Member, Leah Reznikov, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiological Sciences! Dr. Reznikov was recently awarded…

Leah Reznikov

Graduate Student Diversity Research Day

In celebration of Diversity Week and Graduate Student Appreciation Week, the UF BREATHE Center was pleased to co-sponsor Graduate Student Diversity…

smathers library

BREATHE Alumni Receive DRS Awards

Dr. Lauren Tabor-Gray (left) and Dr. Raele Robison (right) BREATHE Center Alumni, Dr. Lauren Tabor-Gray and Dr. Raele Robison, recently received…

Robinson and TG

Center-sponsored events

Mentoring and Allyship for Faculty Working with…

Join us Apr 6 at 9:15 am for “Mentoring and Allyship for Faculty Working with Students of Color” during the Graduate Student Diversity Research Day…

DM and TS

CoBAD: Milsom & Scott

The Control of Breathing and Airway Defense (CoBAD) International Online Seminar Series featured Bill Milsom, PhD, Professor Emeritus in the…

Milsom and Scott

NMPT Symposium

Join us for the 16th Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium on Friday, Mar 19, to celebrate the NMPT and BREATHE trainees. The keynote speakers…

Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium