Stacey Wagner oversees current and new track development in the life sciences within the Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program. Her major responsibilities include program administration, management of external partnerships, and mentorship and training of master’s students. She trains the students in both technical areas and professional development.
Stacey earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Colorado in Boulder CO. Her research focused on the regulation of gene expression by small noncoding RNAs.
Stacey joined the UO in 2010 as a postdoctoral fellow within Andy Berglund’s laboratory. She was awarded a Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation fellowship and NIH NRSA postdoctoral fellowship to fund her research. Stacey helped launch the Bioinformatics and Genomics Master’s Program in 2012 with UO faculty cofounders Andy Berglund and Bill Cresko. Stacey assumed program management responsibilities in 2013 as part of her postdoctoral training plan and transitioned to the director role in 2016.
Stacey’s recent research efforts have focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of myotonic dystrophy. She continues to incorporate her research interests into the training materials for students.