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Fuller Lab shows benefit of hyperbaric oxygen therapy after spinal cord injury

In a new rat-model study, BREATHE member, Dr. David Fuller and Dr. Sara Turner reported that hyperbaric oxygen therapy initiated shortly after a spinal cord injury aided in improving recovery. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves brief exposure to pressurized oxygen and is a well-established treatment for promoting wound healing and treating…

BREATHE at APS Annual Meeting

BREATHE members and trainees were in full force at the first American Physiological Society in-person annual meeting in two years. Beyond presenting nearly 30 posters and 8 oral presentations, BREATHE helped sponsor the Control of Breathing Mixer: Hot Topics in Respiratory Control, organized the Experimental Biology Trainee Highlights Breakfast, and…

17th Annual NMPT Symposium

Hosted by the Department of Physical Therapy in collaboration with the BREATHE and Neuromuscular Plasticity NIH-funded T32 Training Programs, the 17th annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Training Symposium returned on March 17-18 as an in-person event for the first time in two years. The symposium gives predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees the chance…

Lucas Budd Awarded APS Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

BREATHE trainee Lucas Budd has been selected for the APS 2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). This award allows students to participate in hands-on research in the laboratory of an established researcher and APS member for 10 weeks. He will be working on the…

Emily Plowman & Eric Jeng Receive R01 from NINR

Dr. Emily Plowman and Dr. Eric Jeng Dr. Emily Plowman, BREATHE Steering Committee Member, and Dr. Eric Jeng, Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, were awarded a 4-year, $2.5M R01 grant from the National Institute of…

Jay Nair Accepts Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Dr. Jay Nair, new faculty member at Thomas Jefferson University Dr. Jay Nair, a BREATHE member and former Mitchell Lab postdoc, has accepted a tenure-track position in the Department of Physical Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr. Nair’s research program will focus on developing biomarkers for neurological…

BREATHE Center Postdoc Opportunity

The BREATHE Training Program is seeking postdoctoral fellows with a passion for translational respiratory research. Find out more about our training program and apply here.