Dr. Wagner received her Diploma of Biochemistry from the Universite de Geneve, Switzerland and PhD in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She served on the faculty at the University of Rochester, NY and Tufts University School of Medicine before coming to Harvard Medical School in 1994. Dr. Wagner is currently the Edwin Cohn Professor of Pediatrics in the Program for Cellular and Molecular Medicine and the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Boston Children's Hospital.
Jiyoun (John) Kim, PhD - Lab Manager and Staff Scientist Started in the Wagner Lab in May 2023
Previous Research Since receiving his Ph.D. in Microbiology/Immunology, Dr. Kim’s studies have been concentrated on immunopathophysiology in various diseases including asthma, pneumonia and sepsis. His research in the Wagner Lab is focused on the role of MTOC in the formation of inflammasomes during immune synapse assembly.
Previous Placements University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa - Ph.D. Student University of Michigan, Department of Pathology - Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Investigator Boston University, Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine - Research Assistant Professor
Hadil Maadadi, MD - Postdoctoral Fellow Started in the Wagner Lab in January 2024
Previous Research Dr. Maadadi received her MD in 2022 after studying the immune response of patients with severe COVID-19. Her residency since then has focused on critical care medicine and anesthesiology. She joins us as part of her master's 2 program in immunology. In the Wagner lab, Dr. Maadadi will research Gasdermin D and Deep Vein Thrombosis.
Previous Placements Université de Lorraine, France - Master's in Science: Immunopathology and Immunotherapy Université de Lorraine, France - MD Centre Hospitalier Régionale Universitaire de Nancy - Resident
Tianqi Wang, DVM, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow Started in the Wagner Lab in January 2024 Previous Research After receiving his PhD in Biological Sciences from Purdue University in 2023, Dr. Wang is excited to join us in his first postdoctoral position. His past research has focused on plasma membrane and innate immunity. His work in the Wagner Lab focuses primarily on NETosis and potassium channels.
Previous Placements Huazhong Agricultural University, Hubei, China - Master's in Preventative Veterinary Medicine Purdue University, Indiana - PhD Purdue University, Indiana - Research Assistant
Camila Meirelles de Souza Silva, DVM, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow Started in the Wagner Lab in December 2022
Previous Research Dr. Silva's research interest is the integration between basic and clinical research. She obtained her Ph.D. in Pharmacology studying biomarkers in colorectal cancer. In 2022, Dr. Silva completed her Postdoctoral Fellow in Immunology investigating the role of Gasdermin D (GSDMD) in the pathophysiology of sepsis and COVID-19. She joined the Wagner lab interested in elucidating the role of the inflammasome in neutrophils and NETs.
Previous Placements Federal University of San Francisco Valley, Petronline PE, Brazil - DVM University Federal of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil - PhD University of Sao Paulo, Brazil - Postdoctoral Fellow
Viktoria Jung, MD - Postdoctoral Fellow Started in the Wagner Lab in September 2023
Previous Research Dr. Jung's received her M.D. in 2023 after studying the role of epithelial cells in asthma. She joins us after 2 years of her residency, focusing on rheumatology and clinical immunology. In the Wagner Lab, Dr. Jung primarily researches neutrophils in ferritin-mediated inflammation.
Previous Placements Philipps University, Marburg, Germany - MD Medical Center, University Freiburg, Germany, Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology - Resident Medical Center, University Freiburg, Germany, Department of Pneumology - Resident
William Chan, BS - Research Assistant I Started in the Wagner Lab in August 2022
Previous Research This is William's first posting in a research position in a lab.
Previous Placements Umass Lowell, Lowell, MA, USA - BS in Biology
Bruce Ewenstein, MD, PhD - Visiting Professor Started in the Wagner Lab in November 2021
Dr. Ewenstein is a board-certified hematologist with more than 30 years of experience in academic medicine, drug development and healthcare. Dr. Ewenstein received his MD and PhD degrees from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and did his Hematology clinical training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Before joining industry in 2002, Dr. Ewenstein was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School where he served as founder and Director of the Boston Hemophilia Center (BWH/BCH) for 15 years. His doctoral and post-doctoral projects involved the structural elucidation of class I major histocompatibility (MHC) antigens. His later laboratory work centered on endothelial cell biology with a focus on the role of this cell type in hemostatic and thrombotic processes. His current interests include the roles of von Willebrand factor (VWF) and ADAMTS13 in thrombosis- inflammatory disease processes.