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

BREATHE Postdoc Appreciation

BREATHE knows the value that postdocs bring to our center and to the advancement of our mission. This National Postdoc Appreciation Week, we went…

postdoc 2022

Gordon Mitchell Talks Brain & Breathing on New UF…

Cristina Besosa (left) & Dr. Gordon Mitchell (right) Check out the latest episode of the In Your Brain podcast, featuring BREATHE Director Dr…

Besosa & Mitchell

Emily Plowman Awarded R01 Grant to Study…

BREATHE Steering Committee member Dr. Emily Plowman and her collaborator Dr. Catriona Steele from the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, were awarded…

EP and CS

Center-sponsored events

Social & Science Returns Sept. 9 with Dr. David…

Social & Science is back! Join us on Friday, September 9th from 5-7pm at Blue Gill (1310 SW 13th St)! Our first visiting speaker will be Dr. David…


NeuroNines: Rana & Montalvo

Thursday, August 4, at 9 am, the NMPT and BREATHE Training Programs will host the final NeuroNines session featuring Postdoc Sabhya Rana (mentor…

Rana & Montalvo

NeuroNines: Stafford & Marciante

Thursday, July 28, at 9 am, the NMPT and BREATHE Training Programs will host a NeuroNines session featuring Doctoral candidate Nicole Stafford…

Stafford & Marciante