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Sterling Wright

Sterling Wright

Ph.D. Graduate Student
NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium Fellow
410 Carpenter Building University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865-2509
Sterling Wright

Curriculum Vitae

Education

B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 2016
B.S., The University of Texas at Austin, 2016
M.A., Oklahoma University, 2019

Professional Bio

Professional Bio

Wright currently works with Dr. Laura Weyrich in the microArch research group. His research focuses on the DNA of oral bacteria in past and present populations. He uses ancient DNA and anthropological methodologies to understand how cultural variations, such as diet, behaviors, health, and environmental influences, impact the microbial ecology in the mouth. He aims to elicit new information that could improve our understanding about the complex nature of the oral microbiome.