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Rachel Wright

Instructional Associate Professor

Fax: 979-845-2891





Joined the Department in 2011

  • B.Sc., Genetics, Texas A&M University. 2006
  • Ph.D., Genetics, Texas A&M University. 2011

BIOL 111 Introductory Biology I

Credits 4. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

(BIOL 1306 and 1106, 1406) Introductory Biology I. First half of an introdutory two-semester survey of contemporary biology that covers the chemical basis of life, structure and biology of the cell, molecular biology and genetics; includes laboratory that reinforces and provides supplemental information related to the lecture topics; also taught at Galveston campus.

  • Tassanakijpanich, N, M.B. Florita, Y. Dela Cruz , R. Wright, F. Tassone, R. Hagerman. Fragile X syndrome in a girl with Variant Turner syndrome and an isodicentric X chromosome. BMJ Case Reports. In press.
  • Wright, R., D. Hong, B. Perkins. RPGRORF15 connects to the Usher Protein Network through direct interactions with multiple whirlin isoforms. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 2012 March; 53(3): 1519–1529.
  • Wright, R., D. Hong, B. Perkins. Misexpression of the constitutive Rpgrex1-19 variant leads to rapid photoreceptor degeneration. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 2011 July; 52(8): 5189–5201.