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


Learn more about the mission and goals of the UF BREATHE Center as well as our partner organizations.


dedicated members

Meet Our Team

Learn more about the outstanding interdisciplinary researchers who are working to advance our understanding and treatment of neuromuscular disorders that compromise breathing.


areas of expertise


BREATHE has 5 cores that represent the breadth of preclinical and clinical respiratory research. These include airway defense, basic breathing research, neurological disorders, neurotechnology, and neurotherapeutics.


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

Toffler Trust Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Latoya Allen

Learn about the research and experiences of BREATHE alumni, Dr. Latoya Allen, who earned a Toffler Leadership Award.

Latoya Allen

2021 Annual NMPT Symposium

The UF Neuromuscular Plasticity Training Program presents the 16th Annual NMPT Symposium on March 19, 2021. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the…

NMPT Symposium

Congratulations to MBI Award Winners!

Congratulations to BREATHE Center members Erica Dale, Leah Reznikov, and Michele Singer, recipients of the 2020 McKnight Brain Institute…

Congrats to MBI Award Winners

Center-sponsored events

Celebrating Our Trainees!

A global pandemic couldn’t stop the BREATHE Team from celebrating our trainees. To cap off a challenging year, all T32 and match-funded BREATHE…

T32 fellows

The Future of CoBAD: A Zoom Town Hall

As part of our continued efforts to serve the CoBAD Community, the BREATHE Center hosted an online Town Hall to discuss the future of the series. The…

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CoBAD: Garcia

The tenth and final installment of the Control of Breathing and Airway Defense (CoBAD) International Online Seminar Series featured Alfredo Garcia…

Alfredo Garcia