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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.

Membrane & Ion Transport

People

Bahn Lab

Dr Andrew Bahn

Andrew Bahn

Nima Purvis

Nima Purvis

Butt Lab

Associate Professor Grant Butt

Grant Butt

Dr Lisa Fan

Lisa Fan

Safina Gadeock

Safina Gadeock

Gaurav Samuel

Gaurav Samuel

Condliffe Lab

Dr Steven Condliffe

Steven Condliffe

Empson Lab

Associate Professor Ruth Empson

Ruth Empson

Alison Clare

Alison Clare

Manju Ganesh

Manju Ganesh

Mohamed Ibrahim

Mohamed Ibrahim

Javier Jiminez Martin

Javier Jiminez Martin

Kyoko Potapov

Kyoko Potapov

Daniil Potapov

Daniil Potapov

Dr Emmet Power

Emmet Power

Aisha Sati

Aisha Sati

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

Hamilton Lab

Dr Kirk Hamilton

Kirk Hamilton

Elliot Pilmore

Elliot Pilmore

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

McDonald Lab

Associate Professor Fiona McDonald

Fiona McDonald

Tanya Cheung

Tanya Cheung

Sama Mugloo

Sama Mugloo

Puja Paudel

Puja Paudel

Sahib Rasulov

Sahib Rasulov

Adam Ware

Adam Ware

Dr Andrew Bahn

Andrew Bahn

Senior Lecturer

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

Phone: 4797314
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: andrew.bahn@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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Associate Professor Grant Butt

Grant Butt

Associate Professor

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

Phone: 4797319
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: grant.butt@otago.ac.nz

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Dr Lisa Fan

Lisa Fan

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Phone: 4797316
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: lisa.fan@otago.ac.nz

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Safina Gadeock

Safina Gadeock

PhD Student

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

Phone: 4797316
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: gadsa622@student.otago.ac.nz

Thesis topic: The impact of NOD2 mutations associated with IBD on the properties of the intestinal epithelium

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Gaurav Samuel

Gaurav Samuel

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: samga593@student.otago.ac.nz

Thesis topic: The effect of NOD2 mutations on the response of intestinal epithelial cells to commensal bacteria

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Dr Steven Condliffe

Steven Condliffe

Senior Lecturer

We are saddened to inform you that Dr Steven Condliffe passed away unexpectedly on 30th June 2017.

If you require assistance in any way, please contact our Head of Department, Professor Brian Hyland on hod.physiology@otago.ac.nz

Associate Professor Ruth Empson

Ruth Empson

Associate Professor

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

Phone: 4797464
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: ruth.empson@otago.ac.nz

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Alison Clare

Alison Clare

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

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Manju Ganesh

Manju Ganesh

PhD student

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

Phone: 479 5210
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: ganma472@student.otago.ac.nz

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Mohamed Ibrahim

Mohamed Ibrahim

PhD Student

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

Phone: 479 7337
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: ibrmo047@student.otago.ac.nz

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Javier Jiminez Martin

Javier Jiminez Martin

PhD Student

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

Phone: 479 5201
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: jimja443@student.otago.ac.nz

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Kyoko Potapov

Kyoko Potapov

Assistant Research Fellow

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

Phone: 479 5210
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: kyoko.potapov@otago.ac.nz

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Daniil Potapov

Daniil Potapov

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: daniil.potapov@otago.ac.nz

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Dr Emmet Power

Emmet Power

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Phone: 479 4236
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: emmet.power@otago.ac.nz

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Aisha Sati

Aisha Sati

PhD student

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

Phone: 479 5210
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: satai881@student.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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Dr Kirk Hamilton

Kirk Hamilton

Senior Lecturer

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

Phone: 4797252
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: kirk.hamilton@otago.ac.nz

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Elliot Pilmore

Elliot Pilmore

MSc 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: pilel408@student.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 Fiona McDonald

Fiona McDonald

Associate Professor/Deputy HoD (Teaching)

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

Phone: 4797329
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: fiona.mcdonald@otago.ac.nz

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Tanya Cheung

Tanya Cheung

Assistant Research 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: tanya.cheung@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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Sahib Rasulov

Sahib Rasulov

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: rasah673@student.otago.ac.nz

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Adam Ware

Adam Ware

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: warad375@student.otago.ac.nz

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Having a Summer Research Scholarship opened up a lot more opportunities for me to explore my career potentials. I strongly recommend taking up this opportunity because it definitely gave me the confidence and skills essential for my future endeavors.

Aye Thaung - Summer Research Student 2010/2011