17th May, 2018
BMS Postgraduate Colloquium
Congratulations to all the students who presented at the BMS Postgraduate Colloquium this week.
11th April, 2018
PCOS research featured in the news
The latest exciting findings from Assoc Prof Rebecca Campbell's lab into the role of brain signalling in polycystic ovary syndrome was featured on RadioNZ on 10th April.
14th March, 2018
Is a man's grey matter the same as a woman's? The documentary features Professor Allan Herbison and Dr Jenny Clarkson and was made with the support of NZ on Air.
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.
30th July, 2018
Dr Joanne Harrison (Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology)
The department enjoys a diverse population. Our staff and students have a broad range of interests, hobbies and character.
Dr Sam Lucas
I moved to Dunedin in 1997 to start an undergraduate degree (BPhEd) at the University of Otago as it offered the best and most established course. Since completing this degree I've gone on to complete a PhD (School of Physical Education) and began a post-doc fellowship within the Department of Physiology in 2008. Dunedin offers a unique environment to live, study and work in. While there is opportunity to enjoy the student lifestyle, there are many other things that this 'University City' offers, with many beaches and unique wildlife habitats close by, great wilderness terrain to run, walk or mountainbike over (all accessible from the centre of the city!), as well as being a gateway to Central Otago and Fiorldland (e.g., Queenstown and Milford Sound only 3-4 hours drive)... perfect for that weekend escape (if you're not testing!).
A summer research project is an excellent way to get a taste for what scientific research is like. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in carrying on with science beyond undergraduate level.