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Darcy Wagner

Professor, Department of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University
Canada Excellence Research Chair in Lung Regenerative Medicine

Wagner Lab Website

Research Interests

Our lab focuses on how the extracellular environment directs stem cell behavior for endogenous and exogenous lung tissue regeneration. We use a multidisciplinary approach using advances in materials science (polymer design and synthesis), manufacturing (e.g. 3D bioprinting), and endogenous and iPSC-derived lung stem cells to construct these new models. 

Specific areas of interest include:

  • Design and use of biologic (acellular) and synthetic scaffolds in diverse manufacturing approaches to bioengineer new lung tissue for transplantation. 
  • Understand the role of the extracellular matrix in directing lung stem cell behaviour in vivo and ex vivo during regeneration (normal and pathologic)  
  • Build and validate new models of human lung tissue and chronic lung disease to reduce animal usage and for use as drug discovery and therapeutic screening platforms

Darcy Wagner in the News

Contact Information

Meakins-Christie Laboratories
Office EM2.2244
Lab E03.4134
1001 Decarie Blvd.
Montreal QC H4A 3J1

Tel: 514-934-1934 ext XXXXX (lab)
Tel: 514-934-1934 ext 76172 (admin)
Fax: 514-933-3962
E-Maildarcy.wagner [at]

Education & Training

BS (Mechanical Engineering), Gonzaga University, 2007
PhD (Biomedical Engineering), University of Toledo, 2011
PDF University of Vermont, 2014