David J. Wright
Phone: (937) 229-4604
Email: David J. Wright
Research: Sperm Nuclear Architecture
How does the sperm nucleus become so compact? The DNA within the nucleus of the sperm is compressed into a small volume - yet remains capable of quickly becoming reactivated following fertilization. Once inside the cytoplasm of the egg, the sperm nucleus undergoes a remarkable transformation that enables the male genome to become active in the development of the embryo. What are the components of the sperm nucleus that allows the DNA to remain so compressed and inactive during the lifetime of the sperm? How do these components change following fertilization?
To foster learning outside of the classroom, I have developed a software package called Mentor that enables a teacher to quickly create interactive educational Web sites. The Mentor program runs on a Web Server, from where it dishes out pages of information that can contain pictures, movies and questions. If students answer the questions incorrectly, then Mentor will provide some feedback to educate the student, as if the teacher was standing by their side.
I have also worked with Dr. Shirley Wright, to create the S.E.M. Sight - A web site that introduces students to the use of the scanning electron microscope.
Ebeling, C.E., and D.J. Wright (1999) "RMAT 2000 Version 1.0, Reliability and Maintainability Model", National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Wright, D. J. (1998). "Mentor 98 Program Suite for Creating Interactive Web Sites". .
Wright, D. J. (1997). "Mentor 97 Program Suite for Creating Interactive Web Sites".
Wright, D. J. (1996). "Mentor 96 Program Suite for Creating Interactive Web Sites".
Wright, D. J. (1995). "Mentor 95 Program for Standalone PC's".
Wright, D. J. (1995). "Videodisc Controller: Controlling Video Discs from a Standalone PC".
Wright, S.J., and D.J. Wright (1999) "S.E.M. Sight." Web site describing the installation and use of the Scanning Electron Microscope at UD funded by the National Science Foundation.
Wright, D.J. (1999) Mentor - Creating Interactive Web Pages: A conversation with David Wright. Connexions. 11:5-7.
Wright, D.J. (1997) Mentoring Biology Students across the Internet. Strategies for Success. 26, 5.
Wright, D.J. (1989) The anatomical and biochemical characterization of a novel nerve terminal protein. Ph.D. Dissertation. The University of Iowa, Iowa.
Wright, D.J. (1985) Investigating the rational use of JB4 embedding medium for use in light microscopy. B.Sc. Thesis. The University of Sheffield, England.