AMY WAGERS, Ph.D.
Harvard University; Joslin Diabetes Center
Amy Wagers, Ph.D., is the Forst Family Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University, Senior Investigator in the Section on Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology at the Joslin Diabetes Center, and a member of the Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for the Biological Mechanisms of Aging at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wagers received her Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis from Northwestern University, and completed postdoctoral training in stem cell biology at Stanford University. Dr. Wagers’ research seeks to understand how changes in stem cell activity impact tissue homeostasis and repair throughout life. Work from the Wagers Laboratory provides evidence for the existence of a conserved systemic regulatory axis that modulates tissue maintenance and regenerative potential in an age-dependent manner and her ongoing studies have begun to identify key signaling molecules responsible for this regulation.