Physiology and Biophysics

News & Announcements

May 17, 2023

Professor Emeritus Tom Hornbein, MD

Professor emeritus Tom Hornbein, MD, passed away on May 6, 2023. Dr. Hornbein was faculty in both Physiology & Biophysics and Anesthesiology. He was also known for his West Ridge climb of Mount Everest in 1963, which he wrote about in his book Everest: The West Ridge. HistoryLink published an essay about his life in…

May 9, 2023

Claudia Moreno selected as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Freeman Hrabowski Scholar

HHMI announced today the selection of Claudia Moreno, PhD, as part of their inaugural Freeman Hrabowski Scholars. We are thrilled for her! For more about Claudia, please visit her lab website. The UW Newsroom article can be found here and the HHMI provides additional information aobut the program on their website.

May 1, 2023

Beth Buffalo inducted into National Academy of Sciences

Beth Buffalo was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences on Friday, April 28th, along with three other UW faculty members (Jay Shendure from Genome Sciences, Joseph Mougous from Microbiology, and James Truman from Biology). Congrats to all!

March 16, 2023

John Tuthill interview with Current Biology

Associate Professor John Tuthill recently sat down with Current Biology for their Q&A feature. Read his fantastic interview here:

March 13, 2023

Froehner lab creates new gene therapy system

February 2, 2023

Marc Binder publication is 4th most mentioned article of 2022 from Physiological Reviews

A publication co-authored by P.Bio faculty member Marc Binder and previous department faculty member Fernando Santana was the 4th most mentioned article of 2022. The article can be read here: Mechanisms and physiological implications of cooperative gating of clustered ion channels

January 27, 2023

P.Bio faculty members Stan Froehner and Nick Whitehead raise $5million for UW spin out startup

GeekWire UW biotech spinout raises $5M to develop gene therapy system for muscular dystrophy businesswire Myosana Therapeutics Raises $5 Million in Seed Funding

January 12, 2023

UW Office of Research features 3 P.Bio faculty in “New Faculty Spotlight”

Three P.Bio faculty are featured in the Office of Research’s New Faculty Spotlight this month: Alec Smith, Research Assistant Professor Oscar Vivas, Assistant Professor (Pharmacology & P.Bio) Michele Basso, Professor (Biological Structure & P.Bio)

November 21, 2022

Passing of former P.Bio faculty member Chuck Stevens

We were sad to learn about the passing of a former department faculty member, Chuck Stevens. Dr. Stevens had been at the Salk Institute since 1990 following his time on faculty here at UW and also at Yale. Our best wishes to his colleagues, friends, and family. To find out more about his distinguished career,…

September 7, 2022

Summer Science Program featured in UW Medicine Huddle

The Summer Science Program, which was founded by P.Bio faculty Claudia Moreno, assistant professor, and Fred Rieke, professor, just finished its second year. The program was featured in the UW Medicine Huddle:

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