Physiology and Biophysics

August 2, 2016

Chip Asbury, Adrienne Fairhall and Beth Buffalo promoted to Professor

Three of our PBIO colleagues, Chip Asbury, Adrienne Fairhall and Beth Buffalo have been promoted to full professor, effective July 1, 2017. Congratulations, Chip, Adrienne and Beth!

June 23, 2016

UW-led team awarded $1M bioelectronics innovation prize

Chet Moritz and Greg Horwitz are part of an international team awarded $1 million for their work on a wireless implantable device that can control nerve activity. For the GlaxoSmithKline Bioelectronics Innovation Challenge, the team is working on an implantable device that could help restore bladder function for people with spinal cord injuries or millions of others…

June 8, 2016

Calcium channels team up to activate excitable cells

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-05/uoc–cct051816.php

April 13, 2016

John Tuthill joins PBIO as our newest faculty member

John Tuthill, PhD, joined the department earlier this year as a tenure track assistant professor.  John studied biology and anthropology at Swarthmore and after working as a technician at the University of Montana and Universidad de Buenos Aires, he entered the Janelia Farm/University of Chicago graduate program.  There, he studied motion perception in Drosophila. After…

What zipped by? Motion detection in retinas

Electrical crosstalk between retinal cells processes information to help render the images our eyes behold – UW Health Sciences NewsBeat

January 6, 2016

Science in Medicine presents Fred Rieke, Jan 14th

“Retinal Encoding of Natural Images” A central goal in the study of any sensory system is to predict neural responses to natural inputs. Nowhere is the transformation from stimulus to response better understood than the vertebrate retina. Nevertheless, descriptions of how the retina works are largely based on artificial visual stimuli, and it is not…

October 16, 2015

Sharona Gordon Talks about Riding in the Rain

“The rain makes me feel connected to nature,” Gordon says. “The trail is less crowded. What’s not to like?” Gordon is a professor of Physiology and Biophysics who studies how the body becomes sensitized to pain. She bikes to work about four times per week. Her husband, a faculty member in the School of Nursing,…

August 10, 2015

Beth Buffalo and Adrienne Fairhall receive Simons Foundation grant

Beth Buffalo and Adrienne Fairhall have received a research award from the Simons Foundation, through the Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain. The primary goal of the Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain is to expand our understanding of the role of internal brain processes in the arc from sensation to action, thereby discovering the…

Sharona Gordon appointed chair of NHLBI Board of Scientific Counselors     

Sharona Gordon has been named chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIH National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. The Board advises the Director and Deputy Director on the intramural research programs of NHLBI.

June 5, 2015

Physiology & Biophysics Department ranks first in nation in grant funding

According to the 2014 ACDP survey of grant funding just published, the UW Department of Physiology & Biophysics ranked first in total grant funding among physiology departments nationwide. PBIO laboratories received $12.1 million in grant support in the 2014 calendar year, up more than $1 million over 2013 funding. Based on the same survey, our…

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