The Neuroscience and Physiology area of concentration involves investigating
the function of the cell, the organ and the whole animal, using molecular, cellular, physiological and behavioral approaches.
Research and training in neuroscience is intensifying at Wright
State University, just as it is in the international scientific
community. Our studies have important relevance to advances in areas
that include neurodegeneration, activity dependence of synapses,
plasticity, and development of the spinal cord.
The scientific environment for neuroscience on campus is further
strengthened by the newly established Comprehensive Neuroscience
Center (CNC) which organizes research and training resources and
sponsors scholarly events.
In physiology we have formidable strength in studying function in
a wide variety of cell types, including blood cells, muscle cells,
and epithelial cells. A common theme in these studies is a focus
on mechanisms in the cell membrane that exchange ions, nutrients
and water. Sophisticated cellular and molecular technologies are
applied in studies that have important consequences for understanding
illnesses such as Cystic Fibrosis, bowel disease, and myopathy.
The Neuroscience and Physiology area of concentration covers a broad
range of interests from genetic level study to behavioral and theoretical
research. Spend a moment to review each of the focus areas and to
learn more about each of our faculty’s research programs!