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.
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.
26th February, 2018
Rachel Lund (1-yr PhD Presentation)
Academic and research staff in the 20 laboratories of the Department are engaged in high quality, internationally-recognised physiological research focussed on the three themes of Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiology, Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience, and Membrane & Ion Transport. State-of-the-art technologies, including the use of transgenic mouse models, are used to undertake integrative, cellular and molecular investigations aimed at understanding animal and human physiology.
The six laboratories within the focus conduct research into the regulation of cardiovascular and respiratory function in both health and disease.
The nine laboratories within the Department of Physiology use cutting edge research techniques to understand the structure and function of the nervous system.
Within the focus six groups are involved in investigations of the mechanisms and regulation of solute and water movement across cell membranes and resultant pathologies.
Thanks to the student-oriented PhD programme, the active research community, the inspiring academics and the friendly staff, I'm progressing well in my research and I aspire to pursue a career in academia in the near future.