Welcome to The Brain & Breathing Science Laboratory

Our research aims to understand how opioids stop breathing and to find solutions for the serious opioid epidemic.

What We Do

The Brain & Breathing Science Laboratory explores the neural and physiological mechanisms regulating breathing, pain, and arousal. Using a combination of neuroscience, physiological, and genetics tools, we investigate the neural circuits, receptors, and second messengers mediating physiological and behavioural functions.

Our core philosophy is simple! Do whatever is needed to improve health, decrease morbidity and mortality associated with respiratory disorders and drug overdose.

Research Platforms

Our Research Team

We have a constantly evolving team at our lab. Get to know who they are.

MEET THE TEAM

Blog

Bobblehead…

December 02, 2020

When your team gives you the perfect gift…

Congratulations to Natalka Parzei! First Place at the Elevator Pitch Competition at St. Michael’s Hospital!

Better late than never to congratulate Jean-Philippe for his CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship Award…Keep the excellent work!

Andreea Furdui receives an Ontario Graduate Scholarship to perform her IMS Master degree on the neural mechanisms of opioid-induced respiratory depression. Congrats!