22nd June, 2016
Research milestone for Professor
With his most recent publication (1 June 2016) Prof. Allan Herbison, Department of Physiology, has reached the very significant landmark of 200 peer-reviewed journal article publications.
15th June, 2016
Department of Physiology staff awarded competitive HRC funding
The Department has had great success in the latest Health Research Council (HRC) of New Zealand funding round with two staff members being awarded 3-year project grants
17th May, 2016
Department of Physiology researchers take part in Lab in a Box
Last week, students at East Otago High School got to experience the exciting phenomenon of “Lab in a Box”.
9th May, 2016
Physiology PhD students win the top prizes at School Symposium
The Otago School of Medical Sciences (OSMS) Postgraduate Symposium was held on 4-5 May at the Otago Museum, and our Department of Physiology students had great success at the event.
2nd May, 2016
Physiology Summer Research Students awarded OMRF Renshaw Prize
Congratulations to Nigaah Khan (supervisor Dr Jeff Erickson) and Isabelle van Hout (supervisors Assoc Profs Grant Butt and Michael Schultz).
27th June, 2016
Professor Dave Grattan (Department of Anatomy)
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.
It's fun getting your hands into the job, e.g. doing experiments on a beating heart. Suddenly all those theories you have been learning about, are made real!