Congratulations go out to graduate student Jordan Bateman (Mentor: Erica Levitt, PharmD, PhD), who was recently awarded a 2-year NIH F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award Fellowship. This prestigious and highly sought-after NIH-National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) fellowship will investigate the neural mechanisms of opioid-induced respiratory depression and more specifically focus understanding how opioids modulate neurons in the Kölliker-Fuse nucleus–an important structure in the neural control of breathing. Jordan primarily uses brain-slice electrophysiology and optogenetics to address his research questions. This work is important because it will help us identify respiratory neurocircuitry vulnerable to opioid modulation. Great work, Jordan!