Physiology and Biophysics


May 10, 2022

Liz de la Cruz featured in Journal of Cell Science

Postdoctoral fellow Liz de la Cruz published a poignant essay in Journal of Cell Science’s May issue: Diversity as the fuel of my scientific career. Dr. de la Cruz is a Weill Neurohub postdoctoral fellow working with Research Assistant Professor Oscar Vivas.

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!

April 25, 2022

Remembrances of Paul Newman

Paul Newman, a long-time member of the department, passed away on Saturday, April 2.  Paul was a prolific and talented artist and writer and superb research technician. He spent more than 30 years in the department, working in several laboratories along the way.  We have collected some memories of Paul below.  Remembrances of Paul Newman,…

April 21, 2022

Moreno Lab Publishes First Paper

Claudia Moreno headshot

We are thrilled to share the first publication from Claudia Moreno’s laboratory, which was published in Frontiers in Physiology. Congrats to everyone who contributed – research scientist Sabrina Choi, postdoctoral fellow Matthias Baudot, research assistant professor Oscar Vivas, and assistant professor Claudia Moreno. You can read the publication here: Aging Alters the Formation and Functionality…

March 29, 2022

Adrienne Fairhall: Current Biology Interview

Adrienne Fairhall headshot

We are happy to share Current Biology’s most recent interview with professor Adrienne Fairhall. Dr. Fairhall is presently in France completing a Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair Award.

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…

October 21, 2021

Professor Emerita Marjorie Anderson

Remembering Marjorie Anderson

October 6, 2021

Professor Miriam Goodman Receives the 2021 Sharona Gordon Award

Congratulations to Dr. Miriam Goodman, 2021 recipient of the Sharona Gordon Award from the Society of General Physiologists.

September 13, 2021

Rainier Scholars inaugural collaboration with UW labs

The departments of PBIO, Biological Structure, and Pharmacology were thrilled to partner with Rainier Scholars to host 11 high school students in our laboratories this summer. This program, led by Claudia Moreno and Fred Rieke, provided opportunities for these students to receive hands-on experience in biomedical research. The students were incredible, and it was wonderful…

May 27, 2021

Oscar Vivas, Research Assistant Professor, receives MIRA award from National Institutes of Health

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has recognized Dr. Vivas as one of the nation’s highly talented and promising investigators to receive a 2021 Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA). The award will provide five years of significant funding for Dr. Vivas’ laboratory’s research. The goals of the MIRA program are to provide investigators…

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