9th March, 2017
Anatomy and Physiology at Otago now in the World University Rankings!
Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Otago have ranked 24th in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings.
8th March, 2017
Key finding promises early detection of cardiovascular disease in diabetics
While in India to deliver the keynote address at JIPMER’s Karaikal's campus last week, Assoc Prof Rajesh Katare was interviewed by one of India’s leading newspapers, The Hindu.
3rd March, 2017
Physiology researcher awarded Lottery Health Research Project Grant
Congratulations to Associate Professor Rajesh Katare who was awarded a research project grant of $88,246 over two years.
23rd February, 2017
Cycling event raises funds for heart research
The Department of Physiology has once again raised significant funds for a charity to its heart.
20th December, 2016
Physiology staff recognised in School of Biomedical Sciences Awards 2016
Three staff from the Department of Physiology received awards at the ceremony on 14th December.
27th March, 2017
Luke Worthington (Department of Physiology, Final MSc presentation)
Every year a number of summer research projects are offered in the Department of Physiology (18 were offered in 2015). Being selected for one of these projects means 10-weeks of paid, hands-on experience, working in a lab alongside researchers who are at the forefront of their field.
200-level students or above with a PHSL, NEUR or FUHB background are invited to apply, particularly those students who are keen on pursuing 400-level study in these subjects.
A list of the summer research projects available in the Department of Physiology for 2016/17 are listed below.
The Physiology Department have their own application process where students submit preliminary information about which summer research projects in the Department for which they would like to be chosen. From these applications, academics will choose which students they would like to invite to do summer research projects in their labs for ten weeks between November/December 2016 and January/February 2017.
Have a look at the list of possible projects available for download and on noticeboards on the ground floor of the Lindo Ferguson Building.
Talk to the academics that are offering the projects you are interested in to find out more about the project itself and see if it is suitable for you.
Decide which projects you would like to be considered for – you can choose a maximum of three.
Fill in an application form available here or from Karla Sellwood in the Physiology Administration Office and hand it in to Karla by midday, 12 August 2016.
Karla will give a copy of your application form and academic record to the academic/s with whom you are interested in working.
The academics will go through their pile of applications and decide to which student they would like to offer their summer research project.
All students will be informed as to whether or not they have been accepted to submit a project for a summer research scholarship in the Physiology Department by 18 August 2016.
Selected students work with their academic supervisor to prepare an application for a summer student scholarship. Deadline for application and letter of recommendation from the supervisor to Karla is 23rd August 2016. Karla will ensure this is signed by the HoD and will electronically send to the Division of Health Sciences by the due date.
Funding comes from a variety of sources. For more information see the Summer Research Scholarship Programme Handbook.
Scholarship amounts are valued at $4,000. Payments are made in three instalments that are paid in early December, mid January and April (once the final report is approved).
Have any questions that aren’t answered here? Contact Karla in the Physiology Admin office.
A list of the summer research projects available in the Department of Physiology for 2015/16 is below.
The following projects are available in the Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiology group:
The following projects are available in the Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience group:
The following projects are available in the Membrane & Ion Transport group:
I believe the best way to grow as a scientist is to be thrown in the deep end early on. My summer projects gave me this opportunity in a safe and fun environment, so when I started my thesis research I was already familiar with the scientific method. Having finished my PhD, I also really appreciate the boost they give my academic CV!