The lab successfully renewed their first R01 (on the first submission!) and was recently awarded a $3 Million NIH Grant to  continue their study of the central noradrenergic system in breathing and its potential roles in SIDS and Rett Syndrome for another five years. The first grant has a been a resounding success by establishing a foundational map of central noradrenergic circuit organization in breathing control, identifying noradrenergic neural correlates as potential therapeutic targets in Rett Syndrome, and establishing a novel role of the central noradrenergic system in the neonate auto-resuscitation, the failure of which is a thought to be a common endpoint in many Sudden Infant Death Syndrome cases. We are all excited to see where this new chapter in the lab’s noradrenergic research takes us!