Physiology and Biophysics

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: https://huddle.uwmedicine.org/summer-of-science-opens-doors-to-research-careers/


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: https://www.hhmi.org/news/hhmi-awards-51-new-gilliam-fellowships-advance-diversity-and-inclusion-science


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. https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(22)00320-7 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…


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