Physiology and Biophysics

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:

August 30, 2022

Oscar Vivas, PhD, joins UW P.Bio & UW Pharmacology

Oscar Vivas, PhD, has accepted a joint assistant professor position with the Department of Physiology & Biophysics and the Department of Pharmacology. He is slated to start in early 2023. Oscar has been a valued member of our community for many years. Oscar first joined the department when he came to Seattle to do postdoctoral…

August 1, 2022

Astra Bryant, PhD, to join department

We are delighted to announce that Astra Bryant, PhD is joining the department in January 2023 as a tenure-track assistant professor. Her lab will study the thermal physiology of skin-penetrating parasitic nematodes. She will focus her projects on parasite thermosensory neural circuits, parasite thermotransduction cascades, and more. Welcome to P.Bio, Astra!

July 28, 2022

Jessica Jones awarded Gilliam Fellowship

Congrats to Jessica! Jessica Jones, a neuroscience graduate student in John Tuthill’s lab, was awarded a Gilliam Fellowship from Howard Hughes Medical Institute. More information about the fellowship can be found here:

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