Neuromuscular Plasticity Nines

Sponsored by the NIH T32 Training Programs in Neuromuscular Plasticity (NMPT) and BREATHE as well as the Department of Physical Therapy, the Neuromuscular Plasticity Nines Seminar Series gives doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows an opportunity to present talks about their own research. Scientists in all roles are invited to listen and participate in interactive discussions, including students at every level, from undergraduate students to postdoctoral fellows technicians and faculty. All presentations will be held via Zoom and will run from 9 – 10 a.m.

If you are interested in joining the seminars, please see the seminar links below. If you would like more information about the series, please email Jacky Scott at

Upcoming Schedule

  • July 23: Ada Varga, “Pontine control of respiration: the role of the locus coeruleus”; Michael Sunshine, “A novel way to stimulate breathing after drug overdose”
  • July 30: Alison Barnard, “Respiratory muscle changes in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Results from four years of prospective observation”; Ray Spradlin, “Necessity of muscle IGF-1 for recovery from disuse and adaptation to endurance exercise training”

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Presentations on research projects at any stage of completion are welcome, although first priority is given to graduate students who are more advanced in their program of study. Talks should be self-contained. They should begin with a brief statement of the overall research objectives and why they are important and should include methods, results, and conclusions. They may include future directions and ask for feedback on specific issues or on the research design. Please contact Jacky Scott for more information.


• To enhance interdisciplinary education related to basic and translational aspects of the full scope of basic and clinical behavioral and neurosciences.
• To facilitate interchange, understanding, and collaboration among University of Florida laboratories investigating different aspects of neuromuscular plasticity.


We invite *ALL* students and faculty to participate, especially those involved in the:

• Behavioral, and Cognitive and Sensory Neuroscience programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
• Neuromuscular Rehabilitation and Plasticity program in the College of Public Health and Health Professions
• Center for Exercise Science, College of Health and Human Performance
• Neuroengineering program in the College of Engineering
• Neuroscience program in the College of Medicine
• Rehabilitation Research Centers – VA BRRC and Brooks Center
• Neuroscientists and Respiratory Physiologists in the College of Veterinary Medicine
• All members of the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute
• Institute on Aging
• Powell Gene Therapy Center
• Clinical and Translational Science Institute
• and all others interested in participating