8th October, 2014
Department of Physiology welcomes two neuroscientists
17th September, 2014
Ultra runner plans tribute
15th September, 2014
Team Physiology take part in Dunedin Marathon
4th September, 2014
Physiology student wins Centre for Neuroendocrinology (CNE) PhD prize
2nd September, 2014
A successful week for Department of Physiology at Queenstown Research Week
3rd November, 2014
Assoc Prof Jim Cotter (School of Physical Education)
Since its establishment in 1905 the Department of Physiology has grown to become one of the largest Departments in the University, being home to approximately 100 staff. It makes major contributions to the undergraduate and postgraduate education of students in science, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, medical lab sciences, nutrition, and physical education.
The Department's 20 internationally-recognised research groups are supported in three broad research foci: Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience, Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiology, and Membrane Physiology & Ion Transport. Our research endeavours are enabled by state-of-the-art equipment and facilities including recently developed electrophysiology suites, a modern imaging unit, and cell, bacterial and tissue culture facilities.
More detail on the Department's history, its place within the University structure, staffing and administrative structure, research and teaching activities, and physical infrastructure is available here.
Doing a summer research project in Physiology gave me a good idea as to what it's like to actually work within a lab. This allowed me to break down that lecturer-student barrier and get to know people in the Department outside of studies.