Biology

Biology major Rahul Shah appointed to Wright State Board of Trustees

Wright State junior Rahul Shah was appointed for a two-year term on the Board of Trustees. Continue reading

Wright State graduate student researching COVID-19 social media information, misinformation

Graduate biological sciences student Emily Burwell is attempting to quantify the proportion of misinformation to validated information about COVID-19 on Twitter. Continue reading

Attached algal blooms are an emerging threat to clear lakes worldwide

An international group of lake scientists is exploring how local and global factors might contribute to algae on lake bottoms. Continue reading

Bug business

Ohio to reckon with the raucous presence of 17-year cicadas

Don Cipollini, professor of biological sciences at Wright State, calls Brood X a wild spectacle of nature. Continue reading

Spring class notes

Meet three outstanding alumni who are featured in the spring 2021 issue of the Wright State University Magazine. Continue reading

The changemakers

Wright State Alumni and community members are confronting racism and all of its manifestations

How we can learn from our Black alumni, faculty, staff, and students who are working to actively create change in their communities by fighting racism and injustice. Continue reading

‘Forever chemicals’ expert Marta Venier to speak at Wright State’s virtual Carmichael Lecture April 19

The lecture will feature Marta Venier, an environmental chemist and assistant professor at the Paul O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. Continue reading

Wright State biologists Shulin Ju, Quan Zhong win $450,000 federal research grant to study neurological disease

The research by Ju and Zhong is aimed at understanding mechanisms of the cellular toxicity of the protein-coding gene FUS, mutations in which cause ALS. Continue reading

Wright State testing wastewater to detect COVID-19 on campus

Sampling wastewater can help the university to catch infections early and prevent an outbreak of COVID-19 in the Wright State community. Continue reading

Bear hugs

Wright State marketing student Callista Hess is the driving force behind Bears4Children’s

Wright State marketing major Callista Hess and her family run an organization that delivers personalized teddy bears to sick children. Continue reading