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MizzouForward Keynote – Arousing the brain to combat opioid-induced respiratory depression



October 19th | 10:30-11:30am

Adams Conference Center–E125 Veterinary Medicine Bldg.

Join us for “Arousing the brain to combat opioid-induced respiratory depression" a keynote presentation by Dr. Adrienn Varga, College of Veterinary Medicine, MizzouForward faculty candidate.  Dr. Varga will present on her research for approximately 40-minutes with a 20-minute question and answer session to follow.

Dr.  Adrienn Varga is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics at the University of Florida.  She earned her B.Sc. in Biology from Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary, and her Ph.D. in Biology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.


The overarching goal of Dr. Varga’s research is to determine the mechanisms whereby respiratory control neurons and central neural circuits shape the breathing pattern. The specific focus of her current research is to understand the effects of opioids on brainstem respiratory nuclei and the neural mechanisms of opioid-induced respiratory depression. By studying the synaptic and circuit-level interactions between key respiratory regions, these research efforts aim to identify new strategies to alleviate respiratory depression and stimulate breathing.

You can access Dr. Varga’s CV via OneDrive here:

​pdf icon Adrienn Varga CV 2022_updated.pdf (University log in required to access)

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