15th November, 2013
Congratulations to Crystal Diong, BMedSc (Hons) student in the Department of Physiology
Crystal, who is supervised by Drs Daryl Schwenke and Pete Jones, was recently awarded top prize at the Otago Medical School Research Society (OMSRS) Hons/Master Speaker Awards
30th October, 2013
Physiology Lecturer awarded Marsden Fast-Start grant
Congratulations to Dr Jeffrey Erickson, Lecturer in Department of Physiology, who has been awarded a $300,000 grant over 3 years from the Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund.
7th October, 2013
Physiology Lecturer has article published in Nature
Congratulations to Dr Jeff Erickson who is first author on the article published in the prestigious journal Nature. Dr Erickson started in the Department of Physiology in April this year.
4th October, 2013
Physiology PhD student win tops prize at OMSRS Awards
Congratulations to Simon de Croft (PhD student supervised by Professor Allan Herbison) who won the Otago Medical School Research Society (OMSRS) PhD Student Speaker Award last week.
4th October, 2013
Physiology staff recognised at OUMSA Awards
Congratulations to Dr Susan George (Medical Teaching Fellow) and Dr Matt Bevin (Professional Practice Fellow) who have received Otago University Medical Students' Association (OUMSA) Awards for 2013.
9th December, 2013
Departmental Seminar: Jonathan Braun (PhD Presentation - Final)
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.
I believe the best way to grow as a scientist is to be thrown in the deep end early on. My summer projects gave me this opportunity in a safe and fun environment, so when I started my thesis research I was already familiar with the scientific method. Having finished my PhD, I also really appreciate the boost they give my academic CV!