Our mission

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

learn more about the UF BREATHE CENTER

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

Neuroscience Seminar Series – Dr. Gordon Mitchell

As part of the Department of Neuroscience and McKnight Brain Institute Joint Seminar Series, Dr. Gordon Mitchell presented “Intermittent hypoxia and…

Gordon Mitchell

BREATHE T32 Alumni Present at World Dysphagia…

Dr. Lauren Tabor-Gray and Dr. Alicia Vose BREATHE T32 alumni Alicia Vose, PhD and Lauren Tabor-Gray, PhD presented their research at the 2021…

Tabor-Gray and Vose

Congratulations on Graduating, Dr. Gerard…

Gerard Robinson, a former BREATHE T32 Training Program trainee, recently graduated with his PhD in Exercise Physiology. He is currently a postdoc in…

Gerard Robinson

Center-sponsored events

Acquired Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Virtual…

We hope you will join us at this upcoming virtual retreat on September 17th from 9am-12pm EST. Co-hosted by the BREATHE & BRAIN Centers, the Acquired…


CoBAD: Kumar & McMullan

This round of the Control of Breathing and Airway Defense (CoBAD) Seminar Series drew to a close on Friday, September 10th at 3:00 pm ET. The final…

Kumar & McMullan

CoBAD: Bishop & Hodson

The Control of Breathing and Airway Defense (CoBAD) International Online Seminar Series featured Tammie Bishop, PhD & Emma Hodson, PhD on Friday…

Bishop & Hodson