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Spinal Cord Injury

Social & Science Oct. 12 with Dr. Mehdi Ahmadian

Join us on for our upcoming Social & Science on Thursday, October 12 from 5:30-7:30pm at Cypress & Grove Brewing (1001 NW 4th St, Gainesville, FL 32601)! This session will feature Dr. Mehdi Ahmadian, incoming Gator NeuroScholar postdoc in the Mitchell Lab. He will present: Acute Intermittent Hypoxia: A Breath…

SCI Workshop

If you work in the spinal cord injury realm—performing research or providing clinical care—please join the BREATHE Center (SCI Core) for a Spinal Cord Injury Workshop on Friday, Dec 1 from 9 am – 5 pm at the Austin Cary Forest Campus. The workshop will involve a day of…

Sabhya Rana Wins Poster Award at NCF SfN

Dr. Sabhya Rana recently won the Postdoctoral Poster Prize at the 13th Annual Conference of the North Central Florida Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. She presented her work on the use of Ampakines to restore breathing in a rodent model of spinal cord injury. Dr. Rana’s work…

CoBAD: Mitchell & Marciante

For the last session of the Control of Breathing and Airway Defense (CoBAD) International Online Seminar Series featured Gordon Mitchell, PhD  & Alex Marciante, PhD on Friday, July 8th at 3:00 pm ET. Their seminar is entitled: “Respiratory motor plasticity following acute intermittent hypoxia: the yin (serotonin) and the…

CoBAD: Dale & Gonzalez-Rothi

The Control of Breathing and Airway Defense (CoBAD) International Online Seminar Series featured Erica Dale, PhD & Elisa Gonzalez-Rothi, DPT, PhD on Friday, June 17th at 3:00 pm ET. Dr. Dale’s research focuses on neurostimulation and functional recovery of breathing capacity after spinal injury. Dr. Gonzalez-Rothi’s research focuses…

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…

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…