Physiology and Biophysics

April 13, 2016

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…

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.

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