Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wagner

About the author

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wagner obtained his PhD in Biophysics at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland, in 1977. After postdoctoral work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA and the ETH, he accepted an Associate Professor position at the University of Michigan in 1987. Since 1990, he has been a Professor (since 1992 Elkan Rogers Blout Professor) at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, in the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology. He has been awarded with numerous high-rank honors and has been elected a member of various associations, including the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), the National Academy of Sciences of the United States and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His lab has been pivotal regarding the development and application of solution NMR methods. The approaches developed in the Wagner lab have been leading the way to characterization of structure and function of proteins in solution  by NMR spectroscopy, for example with regard to the elucidation of eukaryotic translation initiation. Dr. Wagner’s lab is funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) with grants GM046476 and HL116391.

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