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Research and Academics

The Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Physiology at Wright State University seeks to integrate scientists and clinicians with basic, translational, and clinical expertise to examine fundamental principles and cutting edge technologies to address today’s most critical health issues. We are dedicated to sustaining excellence in research, teaching, and service to provide the very best in undergraduate, graduate, medical, and postdoctoral education.
 

Neuroscience

Our research interests in Neuroscience examine the mechanisms controlling neurodegeneration and cancer; sensorimotor integration and proprioception in the mammalian spinal cord; regulation of synaptic function and causes of paralysis; stroke and control of motor function; mechanisms of brain edema and cellular volume regulation; the development of neural circuits; localization of ion channel and neurotransmitter receptors; theoretical and experimental electrical information processing; ALS, computational neuroengineering, and rehabilitation neuroscience; and synaptic plasticity and neurotransmitter release.

Cell Biology

Our research interests in Cell Biology examine the mechanisms controlling viral infections and host defense systems; oxygen regulation, Pregnancy Associated Disorders, and apoptosis; tumor resistance; AIDS, HIV, and biodefense research; interleukin-2 signaling and organ transplant.

Physiology

Our research interests in Physiology examine the mechanisms controlling carotid body oxygen sensing, respiration, breathing; neuronal control of breathing and panic disorder, sleep apnea and sudden infant death syndrome; ion channels involved in nociception; and ion flow in intestinal epithelia and gastrointestinal disorders.
 

News

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Wright State neuroengineer Sherif Elbasiouny will conduct pioneering prosthesis research in the new Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building.
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$37M neuroscience building a draw for Dayton health care

Excerpt Wright State University is close to finishing the $37 million Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration building it hopes will bring its research into a new era. The building, on the school’s main campus, will host a grand opening next month, with …
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