Zoe F. Wagner

  • Lecturer, Natural and Applied Sciences
  • Ph.D. University of Southern California
  • M.S. University of Pennsylvania
  • B.Eng. Stevens Institute of Technology
  • B.S. New York University

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, physicochemical properties of drugs, natural product drug discovery.

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.

Professional Memberships

  • Rho Chi 2016 - Present
  • Tau Beta Pi 2010 - Present
  • Phi Kappa Phi 2010 - Present
  • 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 Articles


  • 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., 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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 theInnovations 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 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 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 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 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 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 theGlobalization 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 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 Task Force 5.0 2021 - Present
  • Committee Member for Curriculum Implementation Committee 2020 - Present
  • Committee Chair for Honors Faculty Council 2019 - Present
  • Committee Chair for Curriculum Implementation Committee 2021 - 2021
  • Associate Director for Honors Program 2021 - 2021
  • Task Force Member for Lecturer Task Force 2020 - 2020
  • Mentor (Faculty) for First Year Seminar Instructor 2019 - 2019