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Zoe F. Wagner

Lecturer, Natural and Applied Sciences
Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2017
M.S., University of Pennsylvania, 2012
B.Eng., Stevens Institute of Technology, 2010
B.S. , New York University, 2010
Office: Jennison Hall 113 | 781.216._7105 | zfwagner@bentley.edu
                       


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Bio

Zoë F. Wagner, PhD is a pharmaceutical scientist and bioengineer with a background in development of novel protein-based nanoparticle therapeutics for targeted treatment of solid tumors. Her research broadly seeks to understand how underlying biological structure and function can be used in the development of novel pharmaceutical interventions.

Teaching Interests

Zoë teaches Human Biology and The Biological Fate of Drugs. In her teaching Zoë incorporates hands-on and inquiry-based learning and experimentation, as well as problem and team-based learning.

Research Interests

Innovation in the pharmaceutical industry, demographics of pharmcotherapy availability in opioid use disorders, physicochemical properties of drugs.

Awards and Honors

2017, Ron Alkana Outstanding Scholar Award, University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
2016, CET TA Fellow, University of Southern California Center for Excellence in Teaching
2016, Dean's Mentored Teaching Fellowship, University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
2016, Best Teaching Assistant, University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
2016, Three Minute Thesis Competition, 1st place, University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
2015, CET TA Fellow, University of Southern California Center for Excellence in Teaching
2015, Best Teaching Assistant, University of Southern California School of Pharmacy

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Cleary, E., Jackson, M. J., Folchman-Wagner, Z., Ledley, F. D. (2020). Foundational research and NIH funding enabling Emergency Use Authorization of remdesivir for COVID-19. medRxiv.

Bouldin, R. M., Folchman-Wagner, Z. (2019). Chemistry of Sustainable Products: Filling the business void in green chemistry curricula . Journal of Chemical Education.

Folchman-Wagner, Z., Zaro, J., Shen, W. (2017). Characterization of Polyelectrolyte Complex Formation Between Anionic and Cationic Poly(amino acids) and Their Potential Applications in pH-Dependent Drug Delivery. MOLECULES, 22 (7).

Janib, S. M., Pastuszka, M., Aluri, S., Folchman-Wagner, Z., Hsueh, P. Y., Shi, P., Yi-An, ., Cui, H., Mackay, J. A. (2014). A quantitative recipe for engineering protein polymer nanoparticles.. Polymer chemistry, 5 (5), 1614-1625.

Chorny, M., Fishbein, I., Adamo, R. F., Forbes, S. P., Folchman-Wagner, Z., Alferiev, I. S. (2012). Magnetically targeted delivery of therapeutic agents to injured blood vessels for prevention of in-stent restenosis.. Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, 8 (1), 23-7.

Chorny, M., Alferiev, I. S., Fishbein, I., Tengood, J. E., Folchman-Wagner, Z., Forbes, S. P., Levy, R. J. (2012). Formulation and In Vitro Characterization of Composite Biodegradable Magnetic Nanoparticles for Magnetically Guided Cell Delivery. PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH, 29 (5), 1232-1241.

Conference Presentations

Folchman-Wagner, Z., Naclerio, T. (2019). "Microplastics as reservoirs for environmental contaminants: analysis of adsorption of model compound bisphenol A to microplastic waste." Presented at the Kennesaw State's National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Kennesaw, GA.

Folchman-Wagner, Z., Li, Z. (2019). "Computer-based modelling of substituted pyrrole interaction with horseradish peroxidase heme." Presented at the Wheaton College's Wheaton Women in STEM Meeting, Norton, MA.

Chatfield, A., Romero, R., Folchman-Wagner, Z., Haworth, I. (2018). "Bibliographic Coding and Integration of a Librarian into Pharmaceutics Course Content." Presented at the Innovations in Medical Education Conference , Los Angeles, CA.

Chatfield, A., Romero, R., Folchman-Wagner, Z., Haworth, I. (2017). "Bibliographic Coding and Integration of a Librarian into Pharmaceutics Course Content." Presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy's American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Pharmacy Education , Nashville, TN.

Folchman-Wagner, Z., Rebecca, R., Brill, D., Haworth, I. (2017). "Team-Based Learning in Teaching of Biopharmaceutics." Presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy's American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Pharmacy Education , Nashville, TN.

Folchman-Wagner, Z., Haworth, I. (2017). "Reinforcement of Key Concepts in a Biopharmaceutics Course Using Team-Based Learning." Presented at the Lily Conference's Lily Conference on Evidence-Based Learning and Teaching, Anaheim, CA.

Folchman-Wagner, Z., Haworth, I. (2016). "Reinforcement of Key Concepts in Biopharmaceutics Using Clickers and Turning Point Polling." Presented at the Turning Technologies's Turning Technologies User Conference.

Folchman-Wagner, Z. (2015). "Formulation of pH Sensitive Nanoparticles for Targeting the Acidic Tumor Microenvironment." Presented at the University of Southern California's Three Minute Thesis Competition, Los Angeles, CA.

Folchman-Wagner, Z., Zaro, J., Shen, W. (2014). "Formulation and Characterization of Self-Assembling pH Sensitive Polyamino-Acid Nanoparticles." Presented at the Globalization in Pharmaceutics Education Network, Helsinki, Finland.

Valdevit, A., Goldstein, J., Jakimaviciute, V., Folchman-Wagner, Z., Maglaras, C., Turner, J., , Ritter, A. (2010). "A Energy Dissipation Varies for Commercial Pedicle Screw Designs Under Dynamic Loading." Presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, LA.

Valdevit, A., Goldstein, J., Jakimaviciute, V., Folchman-Wagner, Z., , Maglaras, C., Turner, J., Ritter, A. (2010). "A New Method for Performance Analysis of Pedicle Screw Designs." Presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, LA.

Defroda, S., Folchman-Wagner, Z., McGuire, J., Movilla, P., can de Rijn, M. (2010). "Design of a Novel Device for Rapid Antigen Detection." Presented at the Columbia University's Northeast Biomedical Engineering Conference, New York, NY.

Service

Department Service
Committee Member for Assessment Committee, 2017 - Present
Committee Member for Lab Safety Committee, 2017 - Present

University Service
Committee Member for Curriculum Implementation Committee, 2020 - Present
Committee Chair for Honors Faculty Council , 2019 - Present
Task Force Member for Lecturer Task Force, 2020 - 2020
Mentor (Faculty) for First Year Seminar Instructor, 2019 - 2019

Public Service
Volunteer for Western Massachusetts Women's Fund, 2019
Volunteer for Skype a Scientist , 2019
Volunteer for Legacy LA, 2016 - 2017
Volunteer for Lincoln High School, 2012 - 2017