Biology

Wright State honors graduating seniors as Top Scholars

David Goldstein, Larrilyn Louise Yelton and Sheila Shellabarger

Scholars are honored with books purchased in their names for the Wright State University Libraries’ collections. Continue reading

Homegrown and farm raised

Ph.D. student Renee Albers conducting key pregnancy research from agricultural launching pad
Renee Albers

Ph.D. student Renee Albers is conducting key pregnancy research in the in the Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology. Continue reading

Hands-on approach to learning encourages students to question more

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Excerpt Wright State University associate professor Lisa Kenyon is bringing fun back into the classroom. Kenyon said the curriculum she helped develop at Northwestern University gives students a hands-on approach to learning. IQWST — Investigating and Questioning our World through … Continue reading

The Science of Teaching Science: Wright State researchers work to change traditional model

Lisa Kenyon, Jeannette Loyer and Mackenzie English

Wright State researchers are helping change the traditional model for teaching science by making learning more meaningful for students and moving them into a higher form of reasoning. Continue reading

Wright State, Ohio State, other institutions receive $3.5 million grant to increase underrepresented graduates in STEM fields

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The Ohio State University, Wright State University and nine other Ohio colleges and universities will share a $3.5 million National Science Foundation grant over the next five years… Continue reading

It’s no mystery why detective writers love Wright State DNA expert

One of biological sciences professor Dan Krane's popular presentations is "The Science (and Pseudoscience) of DNA Profiling," showing audiences why DNA profiling is the gold standard of forensic science.

Mystery writers and detective novelists from around the nation now have a better grasp of DNA testing thanks to Dan Krane… Continue reading

Jungle Life

Biology students return from the Amazon with new perspective
The Amazon is home to tens of thousands of the world's plant species.

Imagine standing alone in the pitch black Amazon jungle unable to see your hand inches in front of your face, but acutely aware of the symphony of…

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New species of wasp named after Wright State entomologist

Photo of biology professor John Stireman flanked by students in his lab: (left to right) Zach Burington, Dan Davis, Stireman, Karen Pedersen and Tiffany Brown.

A strip of masking tape under his name on the office door identifies him as “Lord of the Flies.” Continue reading

Wright State researcher part of first human gene therapy approved in West

Photo of Wright State professor and researcher Kate Excoffon in a laboratory

The first human gene therapy approved for use in Europe owes its development in part to a Wright State University faculty member. Continue reading

Once a dropout, honors student aims for medical school

Photo of Wright State biology major Theresa Fennell in lab

A high school dropout, Theresa Fennell today is a Wright State University junior in the honors biology program… Continue reading