photo of a faculty member in a labOur mission is to create passion for Science and Mathematics through evidence-based discovery, and advancing knowledge of the natural world. CoSM has a strong basic science focus with a growing emphasis on applied research, averaging over $10 million annually in grants and contracts.

Close relations with area hospitals, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and the Air Force Institute of Technology provide many unique opportunities for research collaborations.

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduates interested in research opportunities and off-campus internships should check out the Undergraduate Research & Experiential Learning Program


Areas of research loosely align with our three (soon to be four) PhD programs:

           Biomedical Sciences "BMS" 

           Environmental Sciences "ES" 

           Human Factors and Industrial Organization  "HFIO" 

           Starting by 2015 - Interdisciplinary Applied Science and Mathematics "IASM"


Research News

Mar 26, 2015
Excerpt Wright State University’s new campus Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building represents an exclamation point of sorts on the Dayton area’s long-term attention to neuroscience. Premier Health, Kettering Health Network, Dayton Children’s Hospital and others have made investments in brain and …
Mar 19, 2015
Graduate environmental science student Alison Agather will measure mercury levels in the Arctic Ocean as part of an international expedition.
Mar 10, 2015
Wright State neuroscientists are collaborating with clinicians at Johns Hopkins Medicine to determine whether they can help paralyzed patients after overcoming sepsis infection.
Feb 20, 2015
Mentoring program for women faculty in STEMMS disciplines enjoys exponential growth in the past year.
Jan 30, 2015

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Dr. Yong-jie Xu, faculty in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, a 5 year grant worth $1.295 Million to study Signaling Mechanism of the DNA Replication Checkpoint.

Jan 21, 2015
Psychology professor Nathan Bowling’s research on counterproductive work behaviors will be published in the International Journal of Selection and Assessment.
Jan 13, 2015
Wright State biochemistry and molecular biology professor Madhavi Kadakia uses a high-tech sequencer and her expertise in genetics to diagnose and treat cancer.
Jan 9, 2015
Assistant biology professor Labib Rouhana studies planarian flatworms to try to solve the puzzle of human infertility.
Dec 18, 2014
Centerville high school student is excelling in math and physics classes and in the sensors physics research lab at Wright State.
Dec 10, 2014
Research by Wright State biologists on the genetic makeup of ducks was published and highlighted in a prestigious scientific journal.


Research Clusters

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The college's eight departments provide CoSM with a unique blend of disciplines: from psychology to neuroscience or brain activity, chemistry to biochemistry, sensor development to sensory perception, and computational modeling of ecosystems to water percolation in soils.

The college has instituted a new hiring strategy to develop areas of strength across typical departmental borders. The current research clusters that the college is developing include:

  • Cell Signaling
  • Environmental Sciences - Science of Global Change
  • Computational Science and Modeling
  • Science Education

To find scholary articles, student projects and more from the colleges & schools use Wright State University's Campus Online Repository (CORE) Scholar. This web-based system captures, archives, and organizes the scholarly and historical legacy of Wright State University.

Graduate students work with faculty experts in many exciting areas of research.

Learn more about Graduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduate student research is a wonderful and exciting way to expand your college experiences. Hands-on learning will:

  • give you an opportunity to learn more about subjects that interests you most
  • provide you the chance to work closely with a faculty member and his/her research group
  • develop and improve your skills that will help prepare you for the work force

Funding & Grant Support

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The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) works with researchers identifying possible source of funding. RSP provides the necessary documentation for proposal submission, including meeting all compliance assurances. Successful awards are managed by the Post-Award office in RSP. Their website contains links to resources aiding in the successful acquisition of research funding.

External Funding Opportunities