27th February, 2014
Influx of postgraduate students to the Department
The Department of Physiology would like to welcome our new Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Science students who have joined us recently.
27th January, 2014
New Professor welcomed to the Department of Physiology
The Department extends a warm welcome to Professor Alison Heather, who has joined the Cardiovascular & Respiratory (CRP) research focus group recently.
13th December, 2013
Sir John Eccles Prestigious Lecture Hosted by the Department of Physiology
This week Professor Michael Welsh from the University of Iowa visited the Department of Physiology and delivered the 2013 Sir John Eccles Prestigious lecture entitled: "Pursuing the Pathogenesis of Cystic Fibrosis Lung disease."
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.
10th March, 2014
Shruti Rawal (PhD Presentation - 1-year)
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.
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