Who We Are


Our laboratory works to discover the basic neural mechanisms underlying the symptom of dyspnea (shortness of breath, breathlessness). We combine methods from respiratory physiology, psychology, and neuroscience. Our current work includes exploring the effect of aerosolized furosemide (Lasix) on air hunger.

Bob Banzett, PI; Respiratory physiologist and neurophysiologist; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Bob Lansing, Psychologist; Neurophysiologist

Rich Schwartzstein, Pulmonary physician; Vice President of BIDMC Education; Associate Chief of the Div. of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at BIDMC

Carl O’Donnell, Pulmonary physiologist

Kathy Baker, Clinical nurse specialist at BIDMC

Karl Evans, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital

Andrew Binks, Respiratory physiologist; Associate Professor, Univ. of New England

Capucine Morelot-Panzini (2011-present), Attending Physician and Instructor

Rob HallowellPulmonary and Critical Care physician at BIDMC

Jennifer StevensPulmonary and Critical Care physician, Research Fellow in Medicine at MGH, BIDMC

Victoria Molina, Clinical Research Assistant

Andy Sheridan, Clinical Research Assistant

Alumni and Collaborators:

Dora Huang (2014-2015), Medical school student at Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth

Heather Bernstein (2012-2014), Graduate student at Drexel University

Tegan Guilfoyle (2009-2011), Physical Therapist, Graduated from Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Daniel Elkin (2007-2009), Clinician, Graduated from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Sarah Pedersen, Ph.D. in Nutrition at Cornell University

David Paydarfar, Professor of Neurology, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Andrea Vovk (2003-2005), Research Associate in Periodontics, University of Florida, College of Dentistry

Karl Evans (1999-2000 and 2008-present), Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital

Andrew Binks (1998-2000 and present), Respiratory physiologist; Associate Professor, University of New England

Shakeeb Moosavi (1998-2000), Respiratory physiologist; Senior Lecturer of Clinical Psychology, Oxford Brookes University

Christina Spengler (1994-1996), Senior Scientist, Exercise Physiology, University of Zurich

Elizabeth Bloch-Salisbury (1993-1995), Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Richard Brown (1993-1995),  Retired 2004

Steven Shea (1989-1991), Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS; Director of Sleep Disorders Program at BWH

Jenny Hoit (1989-1990), Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Univ. of Arizona

Ning Wang (1986-1990), Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

George Barnas (1984-1987), Scientific Review Officer for CSR’s Lung Cellular, Molecular, and Immunobiology Study Section (LCMI) at NIH

Michael Reid (1981-1983), Chairman and Professor of Physiology, University of Kentucky, College of Medicine