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

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.

Top research stories in 2020

From a new MRI scanner to access to a unique 3D laser printer to imaging and treating ovarian cancer, Wright State faculty and students pursued important research endeavors in 2020.

More than 1,300 students to graduate at Wright State’s virtual fall commencement

Wright State will broadcast the virtual fall commencement ceremony on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube beginning at 10 am on Saturday, Dec. 12.

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