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).
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.
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.
30th May, 2016
Associate Professor Grant Butt (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.
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!