Amanda Wright

Amanda Wright (no photo)

Professor - Tenure

Academic Credentials

B.S., Clemson University
Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Dr. Amanda Wright has been a member of Marymount’s faculty since 2008.  Since that time, she has established Biochemistry as a major area of study at Marymount.  Dr. Wright is actively engaging in teaching, where she utilizes innovative approaches such as process-oriented guided inquiry learning and case studies.  She also leads several research projects with undergraduate students, many of whom have presented at local, national, or international conferences.

Dr. Wright has published several research papers in leading scientific journals and her work has been featured at international conferences, such as The Society for Neuroscience and The American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  Dr. Wright is an active and engaged member of both of these organizations. 

Other Information

Teaching Area

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Virology
  • Genetics

Research Interests

  • Protein interactions that regulate axonal guidance and establishment of neuronal networks during brain development
  • Signaling pathways that control cell migration
  • Using mathematical modeling to evaluate biological systems



Phone: 703-284-1639