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Physiology TV

An overview of Physiology at the University of Otago.

News

9th February, 2018

Dahlia based diabetes drug developed by Physiology researcher ready for human trials

In partnership with Plant and Food Research, researchers will soon begin human trials of a drug made from dahlias.

9th January, 2018

Otago breakthrough in diabetic heart disease

The molecule responsible for heart disease in diabetics has been identified by University of Otago researchers, greatly improving chances of survival.

13th November, 2017

Otago study could mean hope for infertile couples

Crucial new information about how the brain controls fertility has been unlocked by University of Otago researchers, with their findings just published in prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

13th November, 2017

Phenomenal success for Physiology researchers in latest Marsden funding round

Four 3-year project grants were awarded to Department of Physiology researchers in this year’s Marsden Fund - totalling over $3.8M.

25th October, 2017

Charlotte Steel, BSc (Hons) NEUR student in the Department has gained a Cambridge Rutherford Memorial PhD Scholarship

Our congratulations to Charlotte who is currently completing a BSc (Hons) degree in Neuroscience in the Department of Physiology with supervisor Assoc Prof Phil Sheard.

Next Event

26th February, 2018

Rachel Lund (1-yr PhD Presentation)

 
PhD Programme.

Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience

Research Focus

Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience

Nine laboratories within the Department of Physiology use cutting edge research techniques to understand the structure and function of the nervous system.

Research within this group is broad and includes study of the neuromuscular junction, central neural circuits controlling neuroendocrine and motor function as well as motivated behaviour. The specific research interest of individual laboratories can be found here.

Students have the opportunity to complete neuroscience MSc and PhD projects supervised by CMN group members. A list of currently available PhD projects can be found here.

Setting out every morning to hunt for the unknown - and finding it! What could be more fascinating?

Michel Herde - PhD Student