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Günter Wagner

Class of 2023-24

Dr. Günter Wagner

Research Lab Director, Systems Biology Institute
Alison Richard Professor Emeritus, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 
Yale University
Senior Research Fellow, University of Vienna, Austria

Recognized for his groundbreaking research on the evolution of genes and gene regulatory networks, Günter Wagner examines the developmental basis of homology and evolutionary novelties, with an emphasis on mammalian reproduction.

He received his doctorate in zoology from the University of Vienna.

Wagner is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as a fellow of the MacArthur Foundation, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Honors include the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; the Alexander O. Kovalesky Medal, St. Petersburg Society of Naturalists; the Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal, National Academy of Sciences; and the Koopmans Distinguished Lectureship, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.

He has authored one book and more than 160 peer-reviewed articles.

Wagner will collaborate with faculty, researchers and students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.


Alexandria Ross, 2023-24