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Neuroscience and Physiology

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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!

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