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

Wright State’s Medical Laboratory Science program awarded 10-year re-accreditation

The Medical Laboratory Science program has a history of producing well-rounded medical laboratorians who are prepared to enter the workforce upon graduation.

Family tree

Wright State community and public may soon get easy access to ‘Burly,’ a 200-year-old bur oak tree in the campus woods
The largest tree in Wright State’s campus woods is a bur oak estimated to be about two centuries old.

Boonshoft School of Medicine program director recognized as a global woman icon

Terry Oroszi, director of graduate programs in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, will receive the Woman Icon award for 2020, part of the third edition of the iWoman Global Awards.

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