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

According to recent research highlighted in Science, opioid biased ligands may not be the solutions to the counteract opioid-induced respiratory depression… https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/02/redesigning-opioids-may-not-prevent-their-fatal-side-effect

We have now an expert in zebrafish who is leading a research project on drug discovery in larval zebrafish. Yara did her PhD at York University on the roles of microRNA in zebrafish.

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/920880