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Daniel S. Wagner

Daniel S. Wagner

Baker Institute Rice Faculty Scholar | Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Office Phone: (713) 348-5933

biography

Daniel S. Wagner, Ph.D., is an associate professor of biochemistry and cell biology at Rice University and a Rice faculty scholar at the Baker Institute. He studies developmental biology and investigates the genetic regulation of early development in the zebrafish. His interests include differentiation of the epidermis, development of the vasculature, and morphogenesis of the early embryo. In addition, he is interested in promoting interdisciplinary work and has engaged in collaborative efforts in diverse fields, including examining the biological effects of plasmonic nanobubbles, environmental toxicology of nanoparticles, and developing new assays for the effects of biochar on microbial signaling. He has served as a coordinator for the Rice Undergraduate Scholars Program, which brings together students performing undergraduate research from across campus. Wagner holds a B.A. from The University of Texas. He received his Ph.D. from The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston in the Genes and Development Program and conducted postdoctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.