Department of Biological Sciences

If you are about learning by experience as you explore the science of living things, Wright State’s Department of Biological Sciences is the place for you! Complete your undergraduate degree in one of our eight academic programs, then step up to the Master of Science program in biological sciences.  Check out our website to find out more.

Areas of Research

  • Algae-herbivorous fish interaction
  • Biogeochemical cycling
  • Cell surface receptors
  • Cellular defense mechanisms
  • Cellular and molecular physiology
  • Chemoreceptor sensing
  • Chemosensitivity and effects of environmental temperature
  • DNA bioinformatics
  • Forensic DNA analysis
  • Freshwater fish and gastropod assemblage
  • Gene expression
  • Gene therapy
  • Genome integrity
  • Host-microbe interactions
  • Lou Gehrig's disease proteins cytotoxicity
  • Molecular genetics learning progressions
  • Natural selection influence on non-coding DNA
  • Nuclear organelles structure/function
  • Parasitic insects
  • Pedagogical content knowledge for scientific modeling
  • Plant responses to herbivores and pathogens
  • Protein glycosylation
  • Speciation genetics
  • Stem cell biology and regeneration in flatworms

Department News

Call to action

Wright State students and alumni support scholarships to promote equity and inclusion
Wright State's George Floyd Memorial Scholarship and Retain the 9 Scholarship help support students from underrepresented populations.

Helping hands

Scholarships and programs help former foster youth thrive at Wright State
D’Layne Wilens, an Independent Scholars Network student at Wright State, received support from the Rise. Shine. Scholarship fund.

Wright State faculty work to strengthen online courses for fall semester

Better online courses and more online offerings will greet Wright State students this fall semester thanks to the faculty’s strong response to training and their creative approaches to remote teaching.

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