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An overview of Physiology at the University of Otago.


26th August, 2015

Lecturer awarded OUSA Supervisor of the Year Award

Congratulations to Dr Rebecca Campbell, Department of Physiology, who has been awarded the Health Sciences Division Supervisor of the Year Award.

19th August, 2015

Physiology researchers awarded Proof of Concept grant

Congratulations to Dr Phil Heyward and Dr Alex Tups have won the $50,000 grant from Otago Innovation to work on a nutraceutical that could help type II diabetes patients regulate their blood sugar levels better.

14th August, 2015

Art and Light Exhibition

A collaboration of artists and scientists - 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m., 15-30 August, HD Skinner Annex

13th August, 2015

Physiology research features on front page of Otago Daily Times

Dr Rajesh Katare’s breakthrough research into diabetes has been featured in the Otago Daily Times on 13th August.

3rd August, 2015

Acoustic tool tested before polar research

Jim Woods from the Department's Emtech Unit - work highlighted in the Otago Daily Times,

Next Event

7th September, 2015

Professor Charles Bourque (Centre for Research in Neuroscience, McGill University, Montreal, Canada)

PhD Programme.
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Department of Physiology

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.

Liam Farley - Summer Research Student 2009/2010