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

iBest Lecture on Opioids…

October 02, 2019

Don’t miss the iBEST VISITING LECTURER SERIES: Understanding opioid-induced respiratory depression to identify safe opioid pain therapies. Gaspard Montandon, PhD. 2nd Floor ALLAN WATERS FAMILY AUDITORIUM Friday Oct. 4 at 1pm. Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute  

Find here a newly published Commentary in CHEST about the opioid crisis and respiratory depression by opioids… https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012369219311857

“Much of the research aimed at addressing the opioid crisis has been focused on trying to reduce addiction, which is an… Posted by St. Michael's Hospital on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

All trainees and scientist are welcome to attend to the Division of Respirology Annual Research Day on June 19, 2019. You will find program and location at the link below: www.respirologyday.com