University of Otago.Department of Physiology.Department of Physiology.

Physiology TV

An overview of Physiology at the University of Otago.


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).

19th April, 2016

Lottery Health Research funding awarded to Physiology staff

Congratulations to Department of Physiology staff members who were awarded funding from the Lottery Grants Board to support studies focusing on improving New Zealanders' health.

15th March, 2016

Learning to love Lindsay Creek

Learning to love Lindsay Creek is the focus of an upcoming event organised by the Valley Project.

26th February, 2016

South Island Cycle Challenge a great success

The Department of Physiology and the Heart Foundation organised a fantastic event at Wall Street Mall on Thursday 25th February as part of the Heart Foundation’s Annual Appeal.

10th February, 2016

South Island Cycling Challenge

Otago’s Department of Physiology is organising an event to give something back to a charity that supports many of its researchers – the Heart Foundation.

Next Event

9th May, 2016

(i) Akash Chakraborty & (ii) Praghalathan Kanthakumar (Department of Physiology PhD students - 1-year presentation)

PhD Programme.
Course Advice About Physiology

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.

Thanks to the student-oriented PhD programme, the active research community, the inspiring academics and the friendly staff, I'm progressing well in my research and I aspire to pursue a career in academia in the near future.

Shel Hwa Yeo - PhD student