Airway Defense Core

Fundamental principles through clinical translation concerning mechanisms of swallowing disorders and cough, and changes in neuromuscular disease or injury.

 Researcher/Clinician NameTitleDepartmentCoresSpecialties
Don BolserDonald Bolser, PhDProfessorDepartment of Physiological SciencesBasic Breathing Research Core, Airway Defense CoreRespiratory control, mechanisms of cough, and airway defense
DavenportPaul Davenport, PhDDistinguished ProfessorDepartment of Physiological SciencesBasic Breathing Research Core, Airway Defense CoreRespiratory sensation and airway defense
DFDavid Fuller, PhDProfessor & Program DirectorDepartment of Physical TherapyBasic Breathing Research Core, Airway Defense Core, Neurological Disorders Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen Core, Neurotechnology Core, Spinal Cord Injury CoreSpinal stimulation and recovery of breathing activity with opiate-induced respiratory depression and spinal injury; Regulation of airway muscles; Hyperbaric oxygenation, intermittent hypoxia and respiratory plasticity, Pompe disease
HeglandKaren Hegland, PhD, CCC-SLPAssociate Professor & Program DirectorDepartment of Speech, Language, and Hearing SciencesAirway Defense CoreCough and respiratory sensation in Parkinson's Disease
plowmanEmily Plowman, PhD, CCC-SLPAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Speech, Language, and Hearing SciencesAirway Defense CoreDysphagia and cough in ALS