Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology

Wright State neuroscience major Adrian Williams appointed to state higher education committee

Adrian Williams, vice president of the Wright State student body, is one of two students serving on the Ohio Undergraduate Mission Study Committee. Continue reading

Paralysis analysis

Wright State researchers Mark Rich and Andrew Voss awarded $2.7 million in federal grant money to study muscle disease

Mark Rich and Andrew Voss have received a five-year grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases with additional funding from the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Continue reading

Wright State professor Dawn Wooley helping CDC write policy on containing the deadly poliovirus

Dawn Wooley, professor of neuroscience, cell biology and physiology, is co-chair of a CDC working group charged with formulating a policy on bio-containment, safety and security. Continue reading

Pregnancy-related research by Wright State professor Thomas Brown and team published in major journal

Thomas Brown, vice chair for research in the Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology, published his latest research on preeclampsia in Scientific Reports. Continue reading

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

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