Nicole L. Wagner, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Professor

Department of Chemistry


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Connecticut, 2013-2015
  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Connecticut, 2013
  • B.S., Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, 2007

Research Interests

  • Genetic optimization of membrane proteins through site-directed, site-specific, semi-random mutagenesis, and directed evolution.
  • Analysis of the structure, function, and biogenesis of membrane proteins through the use of molecular modeling and spectroscopy.
  • Design and development of novel biomimetic devices targeted at restoring vision and controlling neural activity.

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