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.
We have a constantly evolving team at our lab. Get to know who they are.
Congratulations to Andreea Furdui for winning the American of Physiology Society Respiration Section Research Recognition Award for her research on the neural mechanisms of opioid-induced respiratory depression…Keep the great work Andreea!
Congratulations to the lab and to Carolina and Shenhab for our first article on opioids and zebrafish. The research article is published in eLife which is an excellent biology journal. We now have robust assays to quantify nociception and respiratory depression in zebrafish. This is a major step toward drug discovery for new opioid pain […]
Congratulations to Natalka Parzei! First Place at the Elevator Pitch Competition at St. Michael’s Hospital!