Physiology and Biophysics


May 3, 2022

Beth Buffalo elected to National Academy of Sciences

We are thrilled to announce that Beth Buffalo, professor and chair of Physiology & Biophysics, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Our hearty congratulations!

October 27, 2021

Assistant Professor Recruitment (Tenure-Track)

The Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics is thrilled to announce the recruitment of a new assistant professor (tenure-track) position. We welcome applications from individuals with research interests that complement and extend the department’s current activities. Work in the department spans a wide range – including questions about many different biological systems at scales ranging from…

September 15, 2021

UW Allies

May 25, 2021

Social Justice

On the anniversary of the murdering of George Floyd, our department renews its commitment to eradicate racism from our classroom, laboratories, and from every corner of our society. We work together to build a more equitable and inclusive world with social justice for all. We strive to create a world where all people, independent of…

March 8, 2021

Meet Beth Buffalo, PhD, the New Chair of Physiology and Biophysics

Beth Buffalo’s path to a doctorate in neuroscience, even as she ticked off other boxes to become a philosophy professor, was foreshadowed in high school by a science fair experiment in her basement. Buffalo’s precocious experiment involved her hypothesis about a chemical’s effects on aggression, guidance from the University of Arkansas Medical School and 20…

October 28, 2020

Stan Froehner steps down as Chair of Physiology & Biophysics

After 20 years in the position, Stan stepped down as PBio Chair on June 30, 2020.  During his tenure, the department hired 10 tenure track faculty and numerous research faculty.  Of those considered for promotion, all eligible faculty were promoted with tenure and many are now full professors.  Stan increased the representation of women and…

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…

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…

September 29, 2014

Hit the Ground Running: Preparing Postdoctoral Scholars for Academic Success

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics is pleased to announce a new professional development program for postdoctoral scholars. This selective, two-year program provides monthly opportunities to learn the basic skills required for faculty in academia, including tackling unintended bias, mentoring, grant writing, budgeting for labs and small groups, and healthy approaches to dealing with stress….