Lauren Wagner ’03

Instructor of Biology

Durham

Joined NCSSM in August 2022

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. Lauren received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Carleton College, where she conducted genetics research on mitochondrial aging in yeast and population diversity in the endangered Eastern indigo snake. After college, she was a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health in the Genetics and Developmental Biology Center. For graduate school, she moved to the beautiful Bay Area, where she completed her doctorate in chemistry (chemical biology) at the University of California, Berkeley in the lab of Carolyn Bertozzi, 2022 Nobel laureate in Chemistry. She has published research in JACS, Molecular Cell, and PNAS. She enjoys gardening, hiking, and exploring with her partner and two young children.

BA, Biology, Carleton College
PhD, Chemistry (Chemical Biology), University of California, Berkeley

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Michele Alexandre

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Megan Alvord ’10

Instructor of Physics

Timothy Anglin

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Seth Anthony

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Tylisha Baber

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Deann Barger

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Jonathan Bennett

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Adam Benoit

Instructor of Physics

Jacob Brown

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Kim Browning

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Michael Bruno

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Michael Cargill

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Christopher Collins

Instructor of Science

Kat Cooper

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Jianbei Deng

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Maitê DiLorenzo

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Mauricio Escobar

Instructor of Physics

Michael Falvo

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Bob Gotwals

Instructor of Chemistry

Tandy Grubbs

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Shalane Hairston

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James Happer

Instructor of Physics

Nina Kornegay

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Mareca Lodge

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Antonio Lopez

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Cristel Miller

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Kimberly Monahan

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Charlie Payne

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Erin Quinlan

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Amy Sheck

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Kyle Slinker

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Lindsay Smith

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Darrell Spells

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Gabriela Stefan

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Isaac Stewart

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Lindsey Taylor

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Katherine Unruhe

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Jenny Wang

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Sam Wheeler

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Jennifer Williams

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