14th August, 2017
Professor Colin Brown recognised by the British Society for Neuroendocrinology (BSN)
Prof Brown has been awarded the 2017 Mortyn Jones Memorial Medal, which is awarded annually by the BSN.
19th July, 2017
Congratulations to Daniel Barth, PhD
Our congratulations go to Daniel Barth on making the Health Sciences Divisional List of Exceptional Doctoral theses.
17th July, 2017
Associate Professor Ruth Empson awarded 2-year Neurological Foundation of NZ Project Grant
Congratulations to Associate Professor Ruth Empson who has been awarded a 2-year project grant ($193,844) for her project "Chloride Co-Transport - a Driving Force for Treating Human Cerebellar Ataxias”.
29th June, 2017
Winner of OMSRS Research Staff Speaker Awards from the Department of Physiology
Dr Carol Bussey was announced as the winner of 2017 Research Staff speaker award at the 239th Scientific Meeting of the Otago School of Medicine Research Society on 28th June.
23rd June, 2017
Two HRC Project Grants awarded to Physiology Professor
Congratulations to Professor Allan Herbison who is the recipient of two Health Research Council of NZ (HRC) Project Grants totalling almost $2.6 million.
25th August, 2017
Professor Bjorn Knollman (Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville)
Every year a number of summer research projects are offered in the Department of Physiology. 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.
The Physiology Department has its own application process where students submit preliminary information about which summer research project(s) in the Department that they would like to ubdertake. 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 2017 and January/February 2018.
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 offering the projects that you are interested in to find out more about the project itself and see if it is suitable for you.
Decide which project(s) 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, Thursday 10 August 2017.
Karla will give a copy of your application form and academic record to the academic(s) that you wish to work with.
The academics will go through their applications and decide which student they would like to offer their summer research project.
All students will be informed whether or not they have been accepted to submit a project for a summer research scholarship in the Physiology Department by Wednesday 16 August 2017.
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 Wednesday, 23 August 2017. Karla will ensure this is signed by the HoD and will electronically send to the Division of Health Sciences by the due date.
A list of the summer research projects available in the Department of Physiology for 2017/18 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!