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5th Annual Graduate Research Symposium

The UF BREATHE Center was pleased to co-sponsor the Annual Graduate Research Symposium. The Society for Advancing Native Americans and Chicanos in Research (SACNAS) and the UF Black Graduate Student Organization (BGSO) worked together to host this event, which was an opportunity for…

David Fuller & Barbara Smith Featured in JNP Podcasts

Drs. David Fuller and Barbara Smith, BREATHE Steering Committee members, were recently featured on the Journal of Neurophysiology Podcast. They met with Editor-in-Chief Dr. Nino Ramirez to discuss their most recent publication, “Case Studies in Neuroscience:…

Welcome Dr. Maria Nikodemova!

Join us in welcoming Maria Nikodemova, MS, PhD to the BREATHE Center team! Formerly an Associate Scientist in Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Nikodemova is joining the Department of Physical Therapy and the Mitchell Lab here at UF. Her research has focused on microglial…

BREATHE Trainee Lunch

Nothing says autumn like an outdoor lunch! Program Director, Dr. Gordon Mitchell, and Clinical Coordinator, Dr. Emily Plowman joined our T32 and match-funded BREATHE trainees at 4th Avenue Food Park to talk science and celebrate their hard work.

MBI Rising Stars: Dr. Sabhya Rana

Sabhya Rana, Ph.D., a postdoctoral associate in the department of physical therapy, is the latest investigator to be featured in MBI Rising Stars, a video series highlighting up-and-coming neuroscience researchers at the University of Florida.

Mitchell receives PHHP Dean’s Citation Paper Award

Gordon Mitchell received the Dean’s Citation Paper Award for the article “Circadian clock genes and respiratory neuroplasticity genes oscillate in the phrenic motor system,” published in the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.

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 spinal cord plasticity: breathing and walking after spinal cord injury.”…

BREATHE T32 Alumni Present at World Dysphagia Summit 2021

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 World Dysphagia Summit held in Nagoya, Japan this past weekend. Dr. Vose and Dr. Tabor-Gray were the 2020…

Congratulations on Graduating, Dr. Gerard Robinson!

Gerard Robinson, a former BREATHE T32 Training Program trainee, recently graduated with his PhD in Exercise Physiology. He is currently a postdoc in Clanton Lab, where his research explores the role of skeletal muscle in the innate response to infection,…