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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.

PhD Programme.

Culture

The department enjoys a diverse population. Our staff and students have a broad range of interests, hobbies and character.

Dunedin is by far one of the greatest places I have ever lived ...

Dunedin is by far one of the greatest places I have ever lived ...

Rosalind Cook
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.

Other cultural articles

Doing a summer research project in Physiology gave me a good idea as to what it's like to actually work within a lab. This allowed me to break down that lecturer-student barrier and get to know people in the Department outside of studies.

Liam Farley - Summer Research Student 2009/2010