Physiology and Biophysics

December 13, 2018

Bertil Hille: An inspirational life in science

Our colleague, Bertil Hille, recently celebrated his 50th year as a faculty member in our department. This story published in The Huddle is a tribute to his many contributions the University of Washington.

October 23, 2018

Andres Barria interviewed by SARJE

Andres was interviewed about his science and his social justice work by Scientists Advocating for Representation, Justice and Equity. See his interview here:

July 23, 2018

PBIO ranks #1 in grant support nationwide

According to the annual survey conducted the Association of Chairs of Departments of Physiology, our department ranks #1 in total grant support. PBIO faculty won more than $15.1 in grant funds in 2017, almost $5 million higher than the #2 department. We also ranked 2nd in dollars per square foot of research space and 3rd…

June 4, 2018

Sharona Gordon’s work featured in Science magazine

To design programs that meet the career needs of postdoctoral scholars, it is essential to understand what those needs are. Sharona Gordon, professor of Physiology & Biophysics, together with Rebecca Price (UW-Bothell) and Ira Kantrowitz-Gordon (UW SON), recently published their work analyzing how postdoc’s scientific identities influenced their career goals. Their identified two discourses: bench…

January 12, 2018

Eb Fetz featured in The Economist

Eb Fetz was interviewed by The Economist about his work on brain-computer interfaces.  The story was featured in the magazine’s Technology Quarterly.

December 19, 2017

Beth Buffalo receives 2018 McKnight Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award

Beth Buffalo has been selected as one of 4 scientists to win the 2018 Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award by the McKnight Foundation.  The funds from this award will be used to study “Neural Dynamics of Memory and Cognition in the Primate Hippocampal Formation.”  The hippocampus is a small area of the brain associated with…

November 19, 2017

Stan Froehner elected AAAS Fellow

Stan Froehner is one of 8 UW faculty elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was recognized for his research on muscular dystrophy, particularly the discovery and studies of syntrophins. The syntrophins are a family of proteins that link signaling proteins to dystrophin, the protein defective in Duchenne…

John Tuthill joins Next Generation Leaders advisory council at the Allen Institute for Brain Science

John Tuthill is the first University of Washington faculty member to be selected as a member of the Next Generation Leaders advisory council of the Allen Institute for Brain Science. He is one of six distinguished early-career researchers who will provide feedback in both formal and informal settings to scientists at the Allen Institute. The…

June 27, 2017

John Tuthill named Searle Scholar

John Tuthill, assistant professor of Physiology & Biophysics, is one of 15 early career scientists to be named a 2017 Searle Scholar. The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to selected universities and research centers to support the independent research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry.  Congratulations, John! The last University of Washington faculty…

May 9, 2017

Eberhard Fetz and Stavros Zanos awarded $1.3M DARPA grant on vagus nerve stimulation and neuroplasticity

Eberhard Fetz and Stavros Zanos were awarded $1.3 million from DARPA for their work related to DARPA’s “Targeted Neuroplasticity Training” program. The goal of their research is to elucidate the mechanisms through which vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) alters brain function and to leverage VNS to enhance targeted cortical plasticity and augment cognitive performance in nonhuman…

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