about the UF breathe center The only center of its kind in the us

Although many centers in the United States are devoted to pulmonary function, no other is focused on respiratory neuromuscular function.

Our mission

Mission: To create a world-renowned program devoted to understanding physiological challenges to respiratory motor control in health and disease and to translate our knowledge into strategies of respiratory rehabilitation in devastating clinical disorders that compromise breathing. Our goal is to unite basic and clinician scientists at UF committed to understanding the biology and pathophysiology of breathing and airway defense. The center fosters links between the University of Florida and private/public organizations that support biomedical research.

50 Investigators Over 50 researchers and clinicians from across UF, and dedicated leadership and administrative teams, are committed to the UF BREATHE Center mission.


20 Departments The T32-funded BREATHE Training Program brings together top breathing researchers and clinicians from over 20 departments across UF to educate the next generation with an emphasis on “cross-training.”

BREATHE Training Program

6 Research Cores The UF BREATHE Center supports 6 cores that represent the breadth of preclinical and clinical respiratory research.

BREATHE Research Cores

center partners

working together

Center Partners

Our faculty collaborate with researchers in several centers across campus and beyond to meet our mission.


Building community

sharing knowledge

Center-Sponsored Events

From Social & Science to the Control of Breathing & Airway Defense International Online Seminar Series, the UF BREATHE Center sponsors and co-sponsors a variety of events aimed at respiratory researchers at all levels.

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promoting equity

Diversity & Inclusion

Guided by our Diversity & Inclusion Subcommittee, the UF BREATHE Center is committed to promoting and supporting diversity within our center and the extended BREATHE community.


See the Center in action

Video Library

From guest lectures to our CoBAD seminar series, we are building a video library that illustrates the breadth and depth of breathing research and therapeutics.