David M. Baekey

Dr. David Baekey photograph

Assistant Professor

Department of Physiological Sciences
Box 100144
1333 Center Drive
Gainesville, FL  32610-0144
Office: 352-294-4015
Fax: 352-392-5145


  • BS, Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1991
  • PhD, Medicine/Physiology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 2003
  • Post-doctoral fellow, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2003-06

Honors and Awards

  • SCAVMA Class of 2019 Teacher of the Year Award – Biological Sciences
  • Leverhulme Fellow 2006-2007

Research Interests

Research involves the neural control of respiratory and cardiovascular control. Previous work has focused on airway defensive reflexes altering distributed brainstem neural networks involved in respiratory control. Present projects are focused on the coordination between respiration and sympathetic outflow. Unique methods include ensemble recordings (multi-electrode extracellular array) of in vivo and in situ preparations and computer simulations of neural networks inferred from collected data.

Recent Publications

Additional publications here

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