Darcy Wagner, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University and is the head of the Lung Bioengineering and Regeneration Group. She is a Principal Investigator in the Lund Wallenberg Molecular Medicine Center as well as the Lund Stem Cell Center. Her lab focuses on generation of lung tissue ex vivo for eventual transplantation and building new humanized models of lung tissue to study chronic diseases and evaluate potential therapies.
Her group takes a multidisciplinary approach using advances in materials science, manufacturing, and lung stem cell biology to construct these new models. She was selected in 2017 as one of the American Thoracic Society’s ‘Rising Stars of Research’ and in was awarded the Carol Basbaum Award by the American Thoracic Society in 2018 – an
award given to a young investigator who has demonstrated outstanding scientific achievement, mentorship, and leadership potential. Most recently, Darcy was awarded a European Research Council Starting Grant in 2018 on 3D bioprinting of lung tissue and a Swedish Research Council Starting Grant to pursue mechanisms of repair in chronic lung diseases.