Wright State remembers professor


Submitted photo Heather Hostetler, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, died at the age of 41.


Greene County News Report

FAIRBORN – Heather Hostetler, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Wright State University, died Aug. 5 at the age of 41.

She had been diagnosed with gastric carcinoma and died suddenly due to complications from aspiration pneumonia.

Hostetler joined Wright State University in September 2009 with a matrix position in both the Boonshoft School of Medicine and the College of Science and Mathematics and was awarded tenure this summer.

Her research focused on nuclear receptor regulation in energy homeostasis, with a particular focus on diabetes. She had received funding from the National Institutes of Health, resulting in more than 15 publications during her time at Wright State and more than 28 publications during her scientific career. She also reviewed grants for agencies such as the American Heart Association and manuscripts for numerous peer-review journals.

She is survived by Dean Rider, research assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Wright State, and their three daughters, Samantha, Mahala and Autumn.

Submitted photo Heather Hostetler, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, died at the age of 41.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2015/08/web1_HH.jpgSubmitted photo Heather Hostetler, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, died at the age of 41.

Story courtesy of Wright State University.

Story courtesy of Wright State University.