Biology

Taking the lead

Wright State’s Considine Scholars Program fostering leadership skills among women in STEM

The Considine Scholars Program funds undergraduate STEM research positions in campus laboratories. Continue reading

Muscle mystery

Wright State biologist Andrew Voss lands $454,000 federal research award to investigate Huntington’s disease

The three-year research award is aimed at determining if there is a primary disease of the muscle in Huntington’s disease. Continue reading

Taking the lead

Wright State biologist Paula Bubulya takes part in prestigious HERS Summer Institute for higher education leaders

Inspired by her HERS institute experience, Paula Bubulya wants to help Wright State hire and retain more faculty of color and women in science and expand the mentoring of junior faculty campuswide. Continue reading

By the numbers

Wright State graduate students Fan Yang and Michele Miller win first place in prestigious Datathon competition

Two Wright State graduate students were honored for developing a model that could be used to help patients with sickle cell disease better manage their pain. Continue reading

Wright State researchers using NIH award to battle viral respiratory infections

Kate Excoffon, professor of biology in the College of Science and Mathematics, received a $1.8 million grant to research an anti-viral therapy to combat respiratory infections. Continue reading

Wright State biologist Yvonne Vadeboncoeur awarded Fulbright scholarship

Yvonne Vadeboncoeur will collaborate with New Zealand scientists to study harmful algae that grow on submerged rocks in New Zealand rivers as a Fulbright Scholar. Continue reading

Chance encounter

Wright State’s Joyce Howes donates a kidney to Phil Combs, a former colleague she never knew

Joyce Howes donated her kidney to Phil Combs after he sent an email to his colleagues asking for help. Continue reading

Prairie premiere

Restored prairie at Wright State serves as wildlife magnet, research lab and scenic wonder

Students and faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences turned land off University Drive between the Nutter Center parking and Mini University into a prairie. Continue reading

Lake Campus efforts to address water quality recognized by governor

Collaborative efforts between agriculture and water quality groups surrounding Grand Lake St. Marys were highlighted by Ohio Gov. John Kasich and other state officials. Continue reading

Wright State’s Global Public Health Brigade returns to Nicaragua

Wright State students returned to Nicaragua to work on with infrastructure projects to improve living conditions. Continue reading