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Physiology TV

An overview of Physiology at the University of Otago.

News

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.

8th September, 2017

PhD student wins two awards at Queenstown Research Week

Congratulations to Mauro Silva, PhD student in the Department of Physiology. Mauro is supervised by Dr Rebecca Campbell.

8th September, 2017

Triennial Medal awarded to Professor Colin Brown

Congratulations to Colin who as been chosen by the Physiological Society of NZ (PSNZ) to be the recipient of the NZ Triennial Medal.

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Cragg Lab

Associate Professor Pat Cragg

Pat Cragg

Erickson Lab

Dr Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson

Dr Carol Bussey

Carol Bussey

Oby Ebenebe

Oby Ebenebe

Chidinma Okolo

Chidinma Okolo

Rachel Wallace

Rachel Wallace

Fronius Lab

Dr Martin Fronius

Martin Fronius

Dr Zoe Ashley

Zoe Ashley

Jan-Peter Baldin

Jan-Peter Baldin

Daniel Barth

Daniel Barth

Michael Jennings

Michael Jennings

Sama Mugloo

Sama Mugloo

Puja Paudel

Puja Paudel

Eugene Saw

Eugene Saw

Heather Lab

Professor Alison Heather

Alison Heather

Elliot Cooper

Elliot Cooper

Adam Denny

Adam Denny

Oby Ebenebe

Oby Ebenebe

Gillian Hughes

Gillian Hughes

Rachel Lund

Rachel Lund

Luke Worthington

Luke Worthington

Jones Lab

Dr Peter Jones

Peter Jones

Aram Babakr

Aram Babakr

Akash Chakraborty

Akash Chakraborty

Dr Michelle Munro

Michelle Munro

Chidinma Okolo

Chidinma Okolo

Sajida Parveen

Sajida Parveen

Callum Tanner

Callum Tanner

Isabelle van Hout

Isabelle van Hout

Katare Lab

Associate Professor Rajesh Katare

Rajesh Katare

Dhananjie Chandrasekera

Dhananjie Chandrasekera

Nilanjan Ghosh

Nilanjan Ghosh

Jason Lew

Jason Lew

Ryan McQuaig

Ryan McQuaig

Joshua Neale

Joshua Neale

Jaya Papannarao

Jaya Papannarao

Nima Purvis

Nima Purvis

Ramakanth Satthenapalli

Ramakanth Satthenapalli

Eugene Saw

Eugene Saw

Lamberts Lab

Dr Regis Lamberts

Regis Lamberts

Hamish Aitken-Buck

Hamish Aitken-Buck

Aram Babakr

Aram Babakr

Ingrid Fomison-Nurse

Ingrid Fomison-Nurse

Sajida Parveen

Sajida Parveen

Shivani Sethi

Shivani Sethi

Isabelle van Hout

Isabelle van Hout

Schwenke Lab

Dr Daryl Schwenke

Daryl Schwenke

Aaron Korpal

Aaron Korpal

Jason Lew

Jason Lew

Joshua Neale

Joshua Neale

Ranjan Roy

Ranjan Roy

Shivani Sethi

Shivani Sethi

Associate Professor Pat Cragg

Pat Cragg

Associate Professor

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 4797334
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: pat.cragg@otago.ac.nz

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Dr Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson

Senior Lecturer

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 4703414
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: jeff.erickson@otago.ac.nz

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Dr Carol Bussey

Carol Bussey

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 4796371
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: carol.bussey@otago.ac.nz

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Oby Ebenebe

Oby Ebenebe

PhD student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4211
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: ebeob062@student.otago.ac.nz

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Chidinma Okolo

Chidinma Okolo

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 470 3572
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: okoch825@student.otago.ac.nz

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Rachel Wallace

Rachel Wallace

Assistant Research Fellow

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 6371
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: rachel.wallace@otago.ac.nz

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Dr Martin Fronius

Martin Fronius

Senior Lecturer

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 471 6081
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: martin.fronius@otago.ac.nz

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Dr Zoe Ashley

Zoe Ashley

Research Fellow

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 4703415
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: zoe.ashley@otago.ac.nz

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Jan-Peter Baldin

Jan-Peter Baldin

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 6371
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: balja072@student.otago.ac.nz

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Daniel Barth

Daniel Barth

Assistant Research Fellow

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 6371
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: barda933@student.otago.ac.nz

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Michael Jennings

Michael Jennings

Assistant Research Fellow

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: michael.jennings@otago.ac.nz

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Sama Mugloo

Sama Mugloo

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 6371
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: mugsa771@student.otago.ac.nz

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Puja Paudel

Puja Paudel

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7316
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: paupu014@student.otago.ac.nz

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Eugene Saw

Eugene Saw

PhD Student/Research Assistant

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7512
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: saweu240@student.otago.ac.nz

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Professor Alison Heather

Alison Heather

Professor

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7399
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: alison.heather@otago.ac.nz

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Elliot Cooper

Elliot Cooper

Assistant Research Fellow

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4211
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: elliot.cooper@otago.ac.nz

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Adam Denny

Adam Denny

PhD student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4211
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: denad364@student.otago.ac.nz

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Oby Ebenebe

Oby Ebenebe

PhD student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4211
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: ebeob062@student.otago.ac.nz

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Gillian Hughes

Gillian Hughes

Assistant Research Fellow

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 4703417
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: gill.hughes@otago.ac.nz

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Rachel Lund

Rachel Lund

PhD student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4211
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: lunra511@student.otago.ac.nz

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Luke Worthington

Luke Worthington

Ph Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4211
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: luke.worthington@otago.ac.nz

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Dr Peter Jones

Peter Jones

Senior Lecturer

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 4703548
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: pete.jones@otago.ac.nz

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Aram Babakr

Aram Babakr

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 470 3417
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: babar792@student.otago.ac.nz

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Akash Chakraborty

Akash Chakraborty

PhD student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7316
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: chaak871@student.otago.ac.nz

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Dr Michelle Munro

Michelle Munro

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: michelle.munro@otago.ac.nz

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Chidinma Okolo

Chidinma Okolo

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 470 3572
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: okoch825@student.otago.ac.nz

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Sajida Parveen

Sajida Parveen

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 470 3417
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: parsa442@student.otago.ac.nz

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Callum Tanner

Callum Tanner

Assistant Research Fellow

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4219
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: callum.tanner@otago.ac.nz

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Isabelle van Hout

Isabelle van Hout

Assistant Research Fellow

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7316
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: isabelle.vanhout@otago.ac.nz

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Associate Professor Rajesh Katare

Rajesh Katare

Associate Professor

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 4797292
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: rajesh.katare@otago.ac.nz

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Dhananjie Chandrasekera

Dhananjie Chandrasekera

MSc Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7512
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: chadh653@student.otago.ac.nz

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Nilanjan Ghosh

Nilanjan Ghosh

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: ghoni716@student.otago.ac.nz

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Jason Lew

Jason Lew

PhD student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: lewka623@student.otago.ac.nz

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Ryan McQuaig

Ryan McQuaig

BMedSc (Hons) Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7512
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: mcqry184@student.otago.ac.nz

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Joshua Neale

Joshua Neale

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Fax: +64 3 479 7323

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Jaya Papannarao

Jaya Papannarao

Assistant Research Fellow/PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7512
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: jaya.bellaepapannarao@otago.ac.nz

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Nima Purvis

Nima Purvis

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 470 3417
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: purni733@student.otago.ac.nz

Thesis topic: Pathophysiology role of microRNAs in cardiac stem cells in regeneration of the diseased heart

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Ramakanth Satthenapalli

Ramakanth Satthenapalli

PhD student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7572
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: satve270@student.otago.ac.nz

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Eugene Saw

Eugene Saw

PhD Student/Research Assistant

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7512
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: saweu240@student.otago.ac.nz

Show Katare Lab page.

Dr Regis Lamberts

Regis Lamberts

Senior Lecturer

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 4703547
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: regis.lamberts@otago.ac.nz

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Hamish Aitken-Buck

Hamish Aitken-Buck

BSc (Hons)

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 470 3417
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: aitha973@student.otago.ac.nz

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Aram Babakr

Aram Babakr

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 470 3417
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: babar792@student.otago.ac.nz

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Ingrid Fomison-Nurse

Ingrid Fomison-Nurse

Assistant Research Fellow

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 4797512
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: ingrid.fomison-nurse@otago.ac.nz

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Sajida Parveen

Sajida Parveen

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 470 3417
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: parsa442@student.otago.ac.nz

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Shivani Sethi

Shivani Sethi

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 470 3417
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: setsh965@student.otago.ac.nz

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Isabelle van Hout

Isabelle van Hout

Assistant Research Fellow

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7316
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: isabelle.vanhout@otago.ac.nz

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Dr Daryl Schwenke

Daryl Schwenke

Senior Lecturer

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 4797330
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: daryl.schwenke@otago.ac.nz

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Aaron Korpal

Aaron Korpal

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 3441
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: koraa786@student.otago.ac.nz

Thesis topic: Neurohumoral interactions in the development of hypertension

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Jason Lew

Jason Lew

PhD student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: lewka623@student.otago.ac.nz

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Joshua Neale

Joshua Neale

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Show Schwenke Lab page.

Ranjan Roy

Ranjan Roy

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4211
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: royra662@student.otago.ac.nz

Thesis topic: Cardiac modulation of cardiac sympathetic nerve activity (CSNA) following acute MI

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Shivani Sethi

Shivani Sethi

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 470 3417
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: setsh965@student.otago.ac.nz

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The Physiology Department's staff are so approachable and genuinely happy to help. Having lecturers be so positive and excited about their work makes study so much easier!

Allie Finlay - BSc (Physiology) student