Physiology and Biophysics

March 30, 2015

Francisco Bezanilla presents 2015 Hille Lecture

The 25th annual Einar Hille Memorial Lecture in Neuroscience was presented by Francisco Bezanilla, the Lillian Eichelberger Cannon Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Chicago. Dr. Bezanilla, renowned ion channel biophysicist, presented work from his laboratory on “Membrane Capacitance: Two Applications to Neuroscience.”

March 1, 2015

Greg Sevilla wins Mary Gates Research Scholarship

Greg Sevilla, a UW senior majoring in Biology and Philosophy, has been awarded a Mary Gates Research Scholarship to continue conducting research in the lab of Steve Carlson. Congratulations, Greg.

October 1, 2014

Stan Froehner named Raymond and Beverly Sackler Professor

Stan Froehner has been appointed the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Professor of Integrative Biophysics. Stan is the founding director of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Scholars Program in Integrative Biophysics, which supports postdoctoral fellows who conduct research in a collaboration between two biophysics laboratories. The Sackler Scholars program was recently renewed for another 4 years…

September 4, 2014

Symposium honoring Eb Fetz

A symposium on Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience of Motor Control will honor Eb Fetz, professor of Physiology & Biophysics. The event is part of the Japan Neuroscience 2014 conference and was organized by scientists who have worked with Eb. Eb’s artistic talents are illustrated in the poster announcing the symposium.

July 30, 2014

Workshop is first mind-meld of UW, Allen Brain Institute

For the first time, two Seattle powerhouses in brain research are collaborating to teach the next generation of neuroscientists. The University of Washington’s Computational Neuroscience program and the Allen Institute for Brain Science will jointly offer a “Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain” Aug. 24 through Sept. 7 at Friday Harbor Laboratories. Students will use…

July 25, 2014

Hacking the Brain to Reveal, Repair, & Rebuild

Seattle Arts & Lectures will sponsor an interdisciplinary lectures series on advances in neuroscience that are revealing the inner workings of the brain. The lectures are being presented in partnership with the University of Washington Alumni Association and The Graduate Program in Neuroscience at the University of Washington and were organized by Adrienne Fairhall on…

July 18, 2014

PBio ranks second in the nation in grant funding

According to the 2013 ACDP analysis of grant funding, the UW Department of Physiology & Biophysics ranked second in total grant funding among Physiology Departments nationwide. During the 2013 calendar, PBIO faculty received almost $11 million in grant support. Based on the same survey, the department ranked second in 2012 and first in 2011.

Greg Horwitz promoted to Associate Professor

Effective July 1, Greg Horwitz has been promoted to Associate Professor of Physiology & Biophysics with tenure. Greg is also Core Staff member of the Washington National Primate Research Center, where his laboratory studies the neural basis of color vision, using gene delivery techniques to manipulate components of the visual system. Congratulations, Greg!

Beth Buffalo leads DARPA-funded program to restore memory loss

Beth Buffalo will lead the University of Washington team in a multi-center $22.5 million, four-year effort to develop next-generation technologies to restore memory function in individuals who suffer from memory loss. The project, which is in support of President Obama’s BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) initiative, will combine research on the basic mechanisms…

Fred Rieke and Adrienne Fairhall elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences

Congratulations to Fred and Adrienne on their election to the Washington State Academy of Sciences. Eighteen new members of WSAS were elected this year, 10 from the UW. The WSAS was established in 2005 by Governor Christine Gregoire to provide expert scientific and engineering analysis to inform public policy making in Washington and to increase…

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