Basic Breathing Research Core

Fundamental principles in the neural control of breathing and respiratory muscles are explored. Major areas of strength include: respiratory motor plasticity, opioid induced respiratory depression and muscle wasting with neuromuscular injury/disease, aging, heart failure, sepsis and cancer.

 Researcher/Clinician NameTitleDepartmentCoresSpecialties
BartonElisabeth Barton, PhDProfessor & Acting Associate DeanDepartment of Applied Physiology & KinesiologyBasic Breathing Research CoreMuscular dystrophy and respiratory muscle function
Don BolserDonald Bolser, PhDProfessorDepartment of Physiological SciencesBasic Breathing Research Core, Airway Defense CoreRespiratory control, mechanisms of cough, and airway defense
BrantlyMark Brantly, MDProfessorDivision of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep MedicineBasic Breathing Research CorePulmonary disease and critical care
BryantAndrew Bryant, MDClinical Assistant ProfessorDivision of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep MedicineBasic Breathing Research Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen CorePulmonary critical care and sleep medicine; hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension
Barry ByrneBarry Byrne, MD, PhDProfessor & Associate ChairDepartment of PediatricsBasic Breathing Research CorePompe disease, gene therapy
ChandranVijayendran Chandran, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of PediatricsBasic Breathing Research Core, Neurological Disorders CorePeripheral and central nervous system regeneration
ClantonThomas Clanton, PhDBK and Betty Stevens ProfessorDepartment of Applied Physiology & KinesiologyBasic Breathing Research CoreInflammation in respiratory muscles
CortiManuela Corti, PT, PhDResearch Assistant ProfessorDepartment of PediatricsBasic Breathing Research CorePompe, gene therapy
DaleErica Dale, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Physiology and Functional GenomicsBasic Breathing Research Core, Neurotechnology CoreSpinal stimulation induced phrenic motor plasticity; neurostimulation and functional recovery of breathing capacity after spinal injury
DavenportPaul Davenport, PhDDistinguished ProfessorDepartment of Physiological SciencesBasic Breathing Research Core, Airway Defense CoreRespiratory control, sensation and airway defense
ferreiraLeonardo Ferreira, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Applied Physiology & KinesiologyBasic Breathing Research CoreDiaphragm atrophy
Emily FoxEmily Fox, PT, DPT, PhD, NCSResearch Associate ProfessorDepartment of Physical Therapy Basic Breathing Research Core, Neurological Disorders Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen CorePhrenic/diaphragm pacing as rehabilitative tool; therapeutic intermittent hypoxia and spinal injury
DFDavid Fuller, PhDProfessorDepartment of Physical TherapyBasic Breathing Research Core, Airway Defense Core, Neurological Disorders Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen Core, Neurotechnology 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
Elisa Gonzalez-RothiElisa Gonzalez-Rothi, DPT, PhDResearch Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Physical TherapyBasic Breathing Research Core, Neurological Disorders Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen CoreRespiratory plasticity induced by neurostimulation and intermittent hypoxia; spinal cord injury; sleep apnea & pathogenic intermittent hypoxia after SCI
HeppleRussell Hepple, PhDProfessorDepartment of Physical TherapyBasic Breathing Research CoreAging and toxicology of respiratory muscle
JudgeAndrew Judge, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Physical TherapyBasic Breathing Research CoreSepsis, cachexia and respiratory muscles
LascanoJorge Lascano, MDAssociate ProfessorDivision of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep MedicineBasic Breathing Research CorePulmonary critical care
LevittErica Levitt, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Pharmacology & TherapeuticsBasic Breathing Research CoreMechanisms of opioid-induced respiratory depression
MandelRonald Mandel, PhDProfessorDepartment of NeuroscienceBasic Breathing Research CoreAAV for neuroanatomical tracing of respiratory pathways and gene therapy
MehradBorna Mehrad, MDEthel Smith Research Professor and ChiefDivision of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep MedicineBasic Breathing Research CoreLung disease
GSMGordon Mitchell, PhDPreeminence ProfessorDepartment of Physical TherapyBasic Breathing Research Core, Neurological Disorders Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen CoreIntermittent hypoxia induced respiratory plasticity, therapeutic intermittent hypoxia in spinal injury and ALS
PowersScott Powers, PhDUAA Endowed Professor & Distinguished ProfessorDepartment of Applied Physiology & KinesiologyBasic Breathing Research CoreDiaphragm atrophy
PrabhakaranSreekala Prabhakaran, MDClinical Associate ProfessorPediatric Pulmonary DivisionBasic Breathing Research CoreSleep patterns and sleep disorders
Mike ReidMichael Reid, PhDProfessor & DeanDepartment of Applied Physiology & KinesiologyBasic Breathing Research CoreMolecular biology of respiratory muscle
ReznikovLeah Reznikov, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Physiological SciencesBasic Breathing Research CoreNeural innervation of the airways, cystic fibrosis
SmithBarbara Smith, PT, PhDResearch Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Physical TherapyBasic Breathing Research Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen CorePompe disease, diaphragm pacing; therapeutic intermittent hypoxia in ALS patients
Ashley SmuderAshley Smuder, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Applied Physiology & KinesiologyBasic Breathing Research Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen CoreDiaphragm atrophy; response to therapeutics; HBO and diaphragm muscle inflammation in Pompe and SCI
SwansonMaurice Swanson, MS, PhDProfessor & Associate DirectorDepartment of Molecular Genetics & MicrobiologyBasic Breathing Research CoreCo/post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression and RNA-mediated disease mechanisms
SweeneyLee Sweeney, PhDProfessorDepartment of Pharmacology & TherapeuticsBasic Breathing Research CoreMolecular motors of the myosin superfamily; muscular dystrophy
TaivassaloTanja Taivassalo, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Physiology & Functional GenomicsBasic Breathing Research CoreMuscle dysfunction & therapeutics in human DMD
VaillancourtDavid Vaillancourt, PhDProfessor & ChairDepartment of Applied Physiology & KinesiologyBasic Breathing Research CoreBrain regulation of movement with focus on voluntary and involuntary motor disorders
VandenborneKrista Vandenborne, PT, PhDDistinguished Professor & ChairDepartment of Physical TherapyBasic Breathing Research CoreRespiratory failure in human DMD
WalterGlenn Walter, PhDProfessorDepartment of Physiology and Functional GenomicsBasic Breathing Research Core, Neurotechnology CoreMRI imaging of respiratory muscles & their plasticity