Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology

Nervous energy

Wright State postdoctoral researcher Ryan Griggs wins prestigious neuroscience award for his lab’s research on diabetes

Ryan Griggs and his fellow researchers have found that changes in neurons in the brain may be responsible for cognitive dysfunction associated with Type 2 diabetes. Continue reading

Wright State neuroscience student wants to work in health care policy and politics

Adrian Williams, vice president of the Student Government Association, wants to be secretary of health and human services someday. Continue reading

ALS research led by Wright State neuroengineer Sherif Elbasiouny published in prestigious physiology journal

Research led by neuroengineer Sherif Elbasiouny sheds new light on how motor nerve cells respond to ALS and could help develop new treatment options. Continue reading

Researchers to study role of genes in new treatments for deadly pediatric brain tumor

The researchers are trying to understand how tumors caused by an incurable brain cancer in children resist all current treatments through changes in gene expression. Continue reading

Boonshoft Scholars scholarship recipient committed to serving others

Julia Hitchcock, who graduated with a degree in biology from Wright State in 2017, is the recipient of the four-year Boonshoft Scholars scholarship. Continue reading

Researchers may have found way to treat weakness in patients following critical illness

The research may provide the first-ever therapy for weakness acquired by patients in intensive care units. Continue reading

Neuro Lab

New Wright State program to give high school students up-close look at the mysteries of the nervous system

In the Neuro Lab, students will learn about neuroscience by conducting experiments involving prosthetics, reflexes and muscle fatigue Continue reading

Wright State staff and faculty honored for excellence

President Cheryl B. Schrader and the campus community recognized award recipients during the University Convocation and Awards Ceremony. Continue reading

Wright State’s HAPI Lab for high school students becomes focus of national interest

The outreach program was developed to promote, enrich and inform high school students about the anatomy and physiology of the human body Continue reading

Scholarships help medical student pursue dream of research

Sabrina Metzger, an M.D./Ph.D. student at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, is searching for targeted treatments for myotonia congenita. Continue reading