Physiology and Biophysics


October 28, 2020

Stan Froehner steps down as Chair of Physiology & Biophysics

After 20 years in the position, Stan stepped down as PBio Chair on June 30, 2020.  During his tenure, the department hired 10 tenure track faculty and numerous research faculty.  Of those considered for promotion, all eligible faculty were promoted with tenure and many are now full professors.  Stan increased the representation of women and…

September 16, 2020

Claudia Moreno named one of 100 inspiring Hispanic/Latinx scientists in America

August 18, 2020

Adrienne Fairhall awarded NSF grant through the AccelNet Program (Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations)

This grant will link some of the top academic centers in the world working on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to identify new approaches to understanding cognitive function. This grant also has a special focus on students and funds will enable the development of a trainee cohort with expertise in sophisticated data analysis methods.

July 23, 2020

Sweta Agrawal, postdoctoral trainee in John Tuthill’s lab, awarded a K99/R00 award from the NINDS

July 9, 2020

Claudia Moreno awarded a Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and American Federation for Aging Research Grant for Junior Faculty

June 16, 2020

Our very own duck hero

Nathaniel Peters, manager of the Keck Center, has a side gig. The Ballard Mallard Duckling Drop. Read the story and watch his most recent assist (go Scrappy!) via My Ballard: Ballard resident escorts family of ducks off apartment balcony, all the way to Salmon Bay Way to go Nathaniel!

June 10, 2020

Graduate students from the Tuthill lab share what it was like working in the center of Seattle’s COVID-19 testing effort

As COVID-19 began spreading in the U.S., many people wanted to help but didn’t know how. For neuroscience graduate students Su-Yee Lee and Ellen Lesser, the “how” became clear when they received a message from UW Medicine calling for students with lab experience to help process COVID-19 samples.Read the full story at UW Grad School News

May 3, 2020

Beth Buffalo featured in The Scientist

Our colleague, Beth Buffalo has been featured in The Scientist.  Congratulations, Beth!

October 2, 2019

2019 HD Patton Symposium

The Department of Physiology & Biophysics held its annual retreat on September 12 and 13 at the Sleeping Lady resort near Leavenworth, Washington on the east side of the Cascade Mountains. Our guest lecturer was Tim Cope, Professor of Biological Science and Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. Tim’s talk title was “Chemotherapy-Induced Pathophysiology of…

August 28, 2019

Claudia Moreno named runner-up for Ben Barres Spotlight Award

Claudia Moreno was a runner-up for the Ben Barres Spotlight Awards which are intended to provide visibility and collaboration opportunities for scientists from underrepresented groups. The award is sponsored by eLife.

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