Lauren Wagner ’03 returned to NCSSM in August 2022 as an Instructor of Biology. She has taught students from kindergarten to the graduate level and has received awards for her teaching and research. Lauren particularly enjoys research mentorship and is passionate about facilitating students’ ownership of their learning. As a graduate student, Lauren served as a US delegate to the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Medicine and Physiology in Lindau, Germany, a scientific meeting for undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, and Nobel laureates. Lauren conducted research in developmental glycobiology at the National Institutes of Health in the Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Carleton College and her doctorate in chemistry (chemical biology) from the University of California, Berkeley. She has published research in JACS, Molecular Cell, and PNAS. She enjoys gardening, hiking, and exploring with her husband and two young children.
BA, Biology, Carleton College
PhD, Chemistry (Chemical Biology), University of California, Berkeley