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.
28th August, 2017
Dr Andrew Bahn awarded Arthritis NZ Project Grant
Congratulations to Dr Bahn who has been awarded a $60K grant for his project “Identification of oxypurinol transporters to decipher drug-drug interactions in gout treatment”.
25th August, 2017
Congratulations to Lorna Daniels, PhD
Lorna Daniels’ PhD thesis has made the Health Sciences Divisional List of Exceptional Doctoral theses.
14th August, 2017
Professor Colin Brown recognised by the British Society for Neuroendocrinology (BSN)
Prof Brown has been awarded the 2017 Mortyn Jones Memorial Medal, which is awarded annually by the BSN.
30th October, 2017
Dr Alexander Tups (Department of Physiology)
The department enjoys a diverse population. Our staff and students have a broad range of interests, hobbies and character.
Assistant Research Fellow
When I moved around the world to New Zealand in 2012 to start my PhD I was really excited to begin a new adventure in such a beautiful place. I have always enjoyed a challenge and moving to a new country and starting a PhD didn’t disappoint. The vibrant city and close-knit community made for an easy transition. Dunedin is by far one of the greatest places I have ever lived. While I am kept busy in the lab during the week pushing the forefront of physiology, the peaceful beaches of the world famous Otago peninsula and rainforested slopes of fiordland are a welcome break at the weekends. It’s amazing to feel like a local during the week and like a tourist immersed in an exciting new adventure in my free time.
My interest in Physiology was aroused while doing PHSL345 as part of my 300-level papers. I was intrigued by how little is known about how the human body works under normal and pathological conditions.