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Katherine Casey-Sawicki

NeuroNines: Boutzoukas & Fuller

Thursday, May 18, at 9 am, the NMPT and BREATHE Training Programs hosted a NeuroNines session featuring BREATHE T32 trainee & doctoral student Emanuel Boutzoukas (mentor: Adam Woods) and Dr. David Fuller.

Center Member Named Director of UF MBI

Dr. Jennifer Bizon, center member and chair of the Department of Neuroscience, was recently named the director the UF McKnight Brain Institute. Dr. Bizon is a brilliant researcher and a proven leader within our neuroscience and neuromedicine community…

Fuller Lab Uses Light to Stimulate Tongue Muscle Activity

In a recent study published in the March issue of Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology, Dr. David Fuller, Dr. Michelle Singer (a former BREATHE trainee and Fuller Lab member now completing her postdoc at Johns Hopkins), and their colleagues have demonstrated for the first time that light…

Andrew Judge Awarded NIH Grant to Study Muscle Weakness in Pancreatic Cancer

Center member Dr. Andrew Judge, along with co-PI Dr. Carl Atkinson, received a $2.3 million grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, to investigate strategies to treat muscle wasting and weakness caused by pancreatic cancer.

BREATHE at Oxford Conference 2022

BREATHE members were in full force at the Oxford Conference on the Control of Breathing from October 17-21, 2022. This year’s conference was held in beautiful Odawara, Japan and featured some of the world’s top respiratory scientists. Among the superstar lineup, BREATHE members from 4 different UF colleges presented their…

MBI Postdoc Town Hall

Calling all UF postdocs in the neurosciences! The UF McKnight Brain Institute (MBI) and the BREATHE Center are sponsoring a new initiative to provide professional development and growth opportunities for the MBI postdoc community.

BREATHE T32 Fall Meetup

Trainees, faculty, and staff from the NIH-funded BREATHE T32 Training Program met to enjoy a well-caffeinated breakfast and talk science for our fall progress report meeting. Everyone had an opportunity to showcase their current research and ask questions of program administrators. Congratulations to all of these young scientists who remain…

BREATHE Trainee Alicia Vose Advocates for “Fearless” Dysphagia Treatment

Alicia Vose, PhD, CCC-SLP, a BREATHE postdoctoral associate, was recently featured on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association podcast, ASHA Voices. In this episode, Dr. Vose and her co-presenter, Ed Bice, MEd, CCC-SLP, clinical consultant, IOPI Medical LLC, advocate for taking the fear out of dysphagia treatment. They discuss what…

Learn More About Gator NeuroScholars

The UF McKnight Brain Institute (MBI) announces a new postdoctoral fellowship program: Gator NeuroScholars. This unique opportunity is intended to accelerate academic research careers in the neurosciences. Up to 4 postdoctoral associates will be awarded a highly competitive stipend ($60-65k plus health insurance) for up to 3 years, with additional…