Physiology and Biophysics

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.


August 8, 2019

Former Postdoc Jason Stumpff in the news

Professor Linda Wordeman‘s former postdoc Jason Stumpff was recently highlighted in Vermont Medicine Magazine. “When clinicians and basic science researchers team up, new approaches to fighting cancer reach patients faster. Through “bench-to-bedside” collaborations, UVM cancer center researchers accelerate the translation of laboratory discoveries into clinical practice.” Read the full article — Dynamic Duos— in the…


August 7, 2019

Sharona Gordon appointed Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education

Sharona Gordon, PhD, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, has been appointed Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education at the UW School of Medicine. Sharona’s emphasis will be on career development and leadership for post-docs, developing networking and support programs for graduate students, and ensuring that our community is supportive and inclusive. Very importantly, Sharona…


July 9, 2019

Claudia Moreno and Oscar Vivas join PBIO as newest faculty members

We are delighted to welcome Claudia Moreno and Oscar Vivas back to the department.  Claudia and Oscar are from Colombia, where they did their undergraduate studies.  After earning PhDs at the Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico, they came to our department for postdoctoral work.  Claudia did postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Fernando Santana.  Oscar…


John Tuthill named Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences

John Tuthill is one of 22 young scientists chosen as a 2019 Pew Scholar.  The program hopes to “answer some of the most pressing questions surrounding human health and disease”.  John’s team focuses on the adaptability of animal’s body sensing and movement ability, using the fruit fly as their model. John has won several other…


June 10, 2019

Sharona Gordon awarded Horace Mann Medal

At the Commencement Ceremony on May 26, 2019, Sharona Gordon, University of Washington School of Medicine Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, was awarded Brown University’s Horace Mann Medal. The Horace Mann Medal is awarded annually to a distinguished graduate alumna or alumnus to recognize their significant contributions to their field. With Professor Gordon’s contributions to…


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