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CoBAD Seminars Return!

The UF Breathing Research and Therapeutics (BREATHE) Center is pleased to announce the return of the Control of Breathing and Airway Defense (CoBAD) International Online Seminar Series. Our Programming Committee has chosen a slate of internationally renowned speakers representing the depth and breadth of respiratory neurobiology. We invite you to…

Celebrating Our Trainees!

A global pandemic couldn’t stop the BREATHE Team from celebrating our trainees. To cap off a challenging year, all T32 and match-funded BREATHE trainees were invited to a virtual cookie party on Zoom. Everyone had an opportunity to showcase their current research and to enjoy a little holiday cheer. Congratulations…

The Future of CoBAD: A Zoom Town Hall

As part of our continued efforts to serve the CoBAD Community, the BREATHE Center hosted an online Town Hall to discuss the future of the series. The Town Hall included an overview of Qualtrics results, a presentation on seminar and consortium options, and breakout discussions. We had a robust conversation,…

CoBAD: Garcia

The tenth and final installment of the Control of Breathing and Airway Defense (CoBAD) International Online Seminar Series featured Alfredo Garcia, PhD, on Friday, August 28th. Dr. Garcia is an assistant professor of medicine at The University of Chicago. His most recent research focuses on understanding how local brain…

CoBAD: Polotsky

The ninth installment of the Control of Breathing and Airway Defense (CoBAD) International Online Seminar Series featured Vsevolod Polotsky, MD, PhD, on Friday, August 21st. Dr. Polotsky is a pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine physician and a professor at The Johns Hopkins University School…

CoBAD: O’Halloran & Burns

The eighth installment of the Control of Breathing and Airway Defense (CoBAD) International Online Seminar Series featured Ken O’Halloran, PhD, and David Burns, PhD, on Friday, August 14th. A professor and head of the Physiology Department at the University College Cork,…

CoBAD: Moreira & Takakura

The seventh installment of the Control of Breathing and Airway Defense (CoBAD) International Online Seminar Series featured Thiago Moreira, PhD, and Ana Takakura, PhD, on Friday, August 7th. An associate professor in the Physiology and Biophysics Department at the University of São Paulo, Dr. Moreira’s research focuses on how…

NeuroNines: Barnard & Spradlin

Dr. Alison Barnard presented “Respiratory muscle changes in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Results from four years of prospective observation,” and PhD Candidate Ray Spradlin presented “Necessity of muscle IGF-1 for recovery from disuse and adaptation to endurance exercise training” on Thursday, July 30.

CoBAD: Huckstepp

The sixth installment of the Control of Breathing and Airway Defense (CoBAD) International Online Seminar Series featured Robert Huckstepp, PhD, on Friday, July 31. An assistant professor in the Department of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick, Dr. Huckstepp’s research focuses on respiratory and…

NeuroNines: Varga & Sunshine

Dr. Ada Varga presented “Pontine control of respiration: The role of the locus coeruleus,” and Dr. Michael Sunshine presented “A novel way to stimulate breathing after drug overdose” on Thursday, July 23.