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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.

Our People


Postgraduates

Hamish Aitken-Buck

Hamish Aitken-Buck

Aram Babakr

Aram Babakr

Jan-Peter Baldin

Jan-Peter Baldin

Akash Chakraborty

Akash Chakraborty

Dhananjie Chandrasekera

Dhananjie Chandrasekera

Mauro da Silva

Mauro da Silva

Adam Denny

Adam Denny

Oby Ebenebe

Oby Ebenebe

Caroline Focke

Caroline Focke

Safina Gadeock

Safina Gadeock

Manju Ganesh

Manju Ganesh

Nilanjan Ghosh

Nilanjan Ghosh

Ash Gillon

Ash Gillon

Julia Gouws

Julia Gouws

Matt Hall

Matt Hall

Mohamed Ibrahim

Mohamed Ibrahim

Bradley Jamieson

Bradley Jamieson

Javier Jiminez Martin

Javier Jiminez Martin

Kaj Kamstra

Kaj Kamstra

Praghalathan Kanthakumar

Praghalathan Kanthakumar

Aaron Korpal

Aaron Korpal

Shalini Kumar

Shalini Kumar

Navneet Lal

Navneet Lal

Jason Lew

Jason Lew

Aline Loehfelm

Aline Loehfelm

Rachel Lund

Rachel Lund

Chris Marshall

Chris Marshall

Ryan McQuaig

Ryan McQuaig

Sama Mugloo

Sama Mugloo

Joshua Neale

Joshua Neale

Patrick O'Regan

Patrick O'Regan

Chidinma Okolo

Chidinma Okolo

Sajida Parveen

Sajida Parveen

Puja Paudel

Puja Paudel

Elliot Pilmore

Elliot Pilmore

Nima Purvis

Nima Purvis

Sahib Rasulov

Sahib Rasulov

Ranjan Roy

Ranjan Roy

Gaurav Samuel

Gaurav Samuel

Aisha Sati

Aisha Sati

Ramakanth Satthenapalli

Ramakanth Satthenapalli

Eugene Saw

Eugene Saw

Danielle Schafer

Danielle Schafer

Shivani Sethi

Shivani Sethi

Nathan Skinner

Nathan Skinner

Luke Worthington

Luke Worthington

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

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

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

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

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

Mauro da Silva

Mauro da Silva

PhD Student

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

Phone: 470 3441
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: batma527@student.otago.ac.nz

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

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

Caroline Focke

Caroline Focke

PhD Student

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

Phone: 470 3441
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: caroline.focke@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

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

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

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

Ash Gillon

Ash Gillon

PhD Student

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

Phone: 479 7093
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: gilas992@student.otago.ac.nz

Julia Gouws

Julia Gouws

MSc Student

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

Phone: 479 9016
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: gouju437@student.otago.ac.nz

Matt Hall

Matt Hall

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: halma582@student.otago.ac.nz

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

Bradley Jamieson

Bradley Jamieson

Research Assistant

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

Phone: 479 9016
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: bradley.jamieson@otago.ac.nz

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

Kaj Kamstra

Kaj Kamstra

PhD Student

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

Phone: 470 3441
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: kamka518@student.otago.ac.nz

Praghalathan Kanthakumar

Praghalathan Kanthakumar

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: kanpr498@student.otago.ac.nz

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

Shalini Kumar

Shalini Kumar

PhD Student

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

Phone: 470 3441
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: kumsh868@student.otago.ac.nz

Navneet Lal

Navneet Lal

PhD Student

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

Phone: 4794093
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: navneet.lal@otago.ac.nz

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

Aline Loehfelm

Aline Loehfelm

PhD Student

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

Phone: 470 3441
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: loeal728@student.otago.ac.nz

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

Chris Marshall

Chris Marshall

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: march198@student.otago.ac.nz

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

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

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

Patrick O'Regan

Patrick O'Regan

BSc (Hons)

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

Phone: 479 4215
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: orepa357@student.otago.ac.nz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Danielle Schafer

Danielle Schafer

MSc 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: schda012@student.otago.ac.nz

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

Nathan Skinner

Nathan Skinner

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: skina239@student.otago.ac.nz

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

It's fun getting your hands into the job, e.g. doing experiments on a beating heart. Suddenly all those theories you have been learning about, are made real!

Juliet Kane - BSc (Physiology) student