23rd February, 2017
Cycling event raises funds for heart research
The Department of Physiology has once again raised significant funds for a charity to its heart.
20th December, 2016
Physiology staff recognised in School of Biomedical Sciences Awards 2016
Three staff from the Department of Physiology received awards at the ceremony on 14th December.
5th December, 2016
Breast cancer test wins 2016 Translational Research Grant
Congratulations to Professor Alison Heather who has been awarded the $50,000 grant from the Division of Health Sciences to assist her with the development of a new bioassay to detect estrogenic compounds in blood samples.
3rd November, 2016
Major Marsden funding success for Physiology researchers
The latest Royal Society of NZ Marsden Fund round has awarded 3-year project grants to three Department of Physiology researchers.
23rd September, 2016
High calibre of teachers in Physiology reflected in OUSA Teaching Awards 2016
The Otago University Student’s Association Teaching Awards 2016 were held on 21st September.
27th February, 2017
Parul Dixit (Department of Physiology, Final PhD Presentation)
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.