Physiology and Biophysics


January 15, 2021

Loring B. Rowell, Ph. D. 1930 – 2020

Loring (Larry) B Rowell, professor emeritus at the University of Washington, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, died at home in Seattle, Washington, on December 19, 2020, after developing cardiac and renal failure.  Born on January 27, 1930, in Lynn, Massachusetts, Larry retired in 1997 after a long scientific career.  In addition to more than 100…

November 16, 2020

Claudia Moreno awarded a 2020 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Grant for Junior Faculty

November 5, 2020

John Tuthill named to 2020 class of NYSCF – Robertson Investigators

John Tuthill, PhD, assistant professor in Physiology and Biophysics, was named in the 2020 class of NYSCF – Robertson Investigators by the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF). The NYSCF Investigator Program fosters and encourages promising early career scientists whose cutting-edge research holds the potential to accelerate treatments and cures.  Tuthill’s research focuses on proprioception, or the sense…

Bridges across borders

Two PBIO faculty members, John Tuthill and Adrienne Fairhall, are new recipients of Collaborative Research Mobility awards, co-sponsored by UW and the University of British Columbia (UBC). The aim of the awards is to stimulate collaborative research with our neighbors across the border in Canada. Dr Fairhall’s award sponsors joint retreats between the UW Computational…

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…

September 16, 2020

Claudia Moreno named one of 100 inspiring Hispanic/Latinx scientists in America

August 18, 2020

Adrienne Fairhall awarded NSF grant through the AccelNet Program (Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations)

This grant will link some of the top academic centers in the world working on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to identify new approaches to understanding cognitive function. This grant also has a special focus on students and funds will enable the development of a trainee cohort with expertise in sophisticated data analysis methods. University…

July 23, 2020

Sweta Agrawal, postdoctoral trainee in John Tuthill’s lab, awarded a K99/R00 award from the NINDS

July 9, 2020

Claudia Moreno awarded a Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and American Federation for Aging Research Grant for Junior Faculty

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!

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