Dr. Barbara D. Wing received her Ph.D. in 1980 from the University of Kansas in the area of microbiology. Classes taught by Dr. Wing include Fundamentals of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Pathogenic Microbiology. For the past several years, Dr. Wing and her students have been involved in a research project studying the effects of high blood sugar in diabetes on the structure and functioning of cells and proteins in patients with diabetes. The study is currently focusing on the changes which can occur in the structure of proteins when they are exposed to high levels of sugars. This work is currently being funded through a three-year grant from the Smith-Glynn-Callaway Foundation.
A.S., Kansas City Community College, 1971
B.A., University of Kansas, 1973
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1980
Drury University faculty member since 1987
Professor since 1998