Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Norma C. Adragna, Ph.D., Interim Chair

Terry Oroszi. M.S.


Terry Oroszi, M.S.

Research Instructor
Director, Master of Science Program
Director, CBRN Defense Certificate Program
Director, Pharmacology Genetic Testing Facility
Research Associate, Cardiovascular & Diabetes Lab

Campus Address: 217 Health Sciences
Phone: (937) 775-4832
Fax: (937) 775-7221


Ed.D., Organizational Leadership: Wright State University (2013–2016, expected)

M.B.A.: Wright State University (2013–2015, expected)

M.S., Biological Sciences: Wright State University (2002)
Research: Identification and characterization of short repeated DNA sequences in Artiodactyl and Insectivore genomes. Advisor: Dan E. Krane, Ph.D.

B.S., Biological Sciences: Wright State University (1998)

Work Experience, Administrative

Pharmacology and Toxicology Instructor (January 2011–present)

Director, Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Program, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Boonshoft School of Medicine (May 2008–Present).

Director, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Defense (CBRN) Certificate Program, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Boonshoft School of Medicine (November 2012–Present).

Director, Pharmacology Genetic Testing Facility. Act as liaison for all correspondence between the Laboratory Animal Resources facility and the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Boonshoft School of Medicine (July 2006–Present).

Assistant Director, STREAMS (Short-Term Training Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research) Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University (February 2007–September 2009). STREAMS was the recipient of the 2010 Kim Goldenberg Quest for Community Award.


Morris, Mariana (2009) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) administrative supplement to provide summer research experiences for students or science educators (Notice NOT-OD-09-060). NHLBI provided up to $45,000 to support a science educator for two years. I wrote the supplement grant, a supplement to Dr. Mariana Morris’s NIH grant.

Oroszi, T.L. (2001) Taking C.L.A.S.S. Outdoors, and Into The Community. C.L.A.S.S., Wright State University. Funding Agency—Michele Wheatly, National Science Foundation ($9,792.00).

Oroszi, T.L., Krane, D.E. (2000) Characterization of Putative Spider Monkey Subspecies Within the Population at Curu Biological Preserve in Costa Rica. Department of Biological Sciences, Wright State University. Cofunded by Wright State University College of Science and Mathematics and the Department of Biological Sciences.

Oroszi, T.L., Krane, D.E. Barnett, D. (2000) Identification of a Chromosome Defect in Howler Monkey in Costa Rica. Department of Biological Sciences, Wright State University. Cofunded by Wright State University College of Science and Math, and The Department of Biological Sciences.


Chen, Y., Oroszi, T. L., & Morris, M. (2006). Salt consumption increases blood pressure and abolishes the light/dark rhythm in angiotensin AT1a receptor deficient mice. Physiology & Behavior, 88(1), 95-100.

Oroszi, T. L. (2002). Paleontological concepts for all students: Physical, not visual, inquiry based activities for engaging students in science. Paper presented at the 2002 Denver Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America.

Oroszi, T. L. (2003). Innovations in universal activities for geoscience education. Paper presented at the 2003 Seattle Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America..

Rupp, T. L. (2008). Descendants of Johann and Margaretha Rupp and their families: 200 years of family history, Greylander Press.

Senador, D., Key, M., Oroszi, T., Elased, K. M., & Morris, M. (2009). Role of circulating and renal RAS in blood pressure maintenance in ACE overexpressing mice. Paper presented at the Hypertension, 54(4) E68-E68.

Senador, D., Oroszi, T., Key, M., Elased, K. M., & Morris, M. (2007). Angiotensinergic control of blood pressure in mice overexpressing ACE. Paper presented at the Hypertension, 50(4) E143-E143.

Brame, R., Oroszi, T., Wood, T. Kirch, S. Lunsfurd, S. (2002). Inventions for Inquiry-Based Teaching in Geosciences for ALL Students: Accessible, Inviting, and Intellectually Developing.

Oroszi, T., Brame, R. Earth Science Education and the Development of Reasoning, Chapter 2.5, "Fossils." (book in preparation)


Terry Oroszi, who conducted the AT1 genotypes. Article: Khalid M. Elased, David R. Cool, and Mariana Morris Novel Mass Spectrometric Methods for Evaluation of Plasma Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 1 and Renin Activity Hypertension 46: 953-959, 2005.

Terry Oroszi Article: Anthony B. Polito III, David L. Goldstein, Lylian Sanchez, David R. Cool, Mariana Morris, Urinary oxytocin as a non-invasive biomarker for neurohypophyseal hormone secretion, Peptides, Volume 27, Issue 11, November 2006, Pages 2877-2884.

Terry Oroszi for language revision. Article: G. V. Rodovalho, C. R. Franci, M. Morris, J. A. Anselmo-Franci, Locus Coeruleus Lesions Decrease Oxytocin and Vasopressin Release Induced by Hemorrhage Neurochemical Research Volume 31.2 259 – 266, 2006-02-07.

Terry Oroszi, Director of Pharmacology Genetic Testing Laboratory, for providing the gene deletion mice. Article: Rogerio B. Wichi, Vera Farah, Yanfang Chen, Maria Claudia Irigoyen, and Mariana Morris Deficiency in angiotensin AT1a receptors prevents diabetes-induced hypertension Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 292: R1184-R1189, 2007.

We thank Terry Oroszi. Article: Vera Farah, Khalid M. Elased, and Mariana Morris Genetic and dietary interactions: role of angiotensin AT1a receptors in response to a high-fructose diet Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 293: H1083-H1089, 2007.

We would like to gratefully acknowledge the help of Terry Oroszi. Article: Khalid M. Elased, Tatiana Sousa Cunha, Fernanda Klein Marcondes, Mariana Morris, Brain angiotensin-converting enzymes: role of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 in processing angiotensin II in mice, Experimental Physiology, 93.5 (665-675) 2008.