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William D. Wagner, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

William D. Wagner, Ph.D.


Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-2135 | Department: 336-716-4171


Education & Training

  • B.S., Geneva College, 1964
  • M.S., West Virginia University, 1967
  • Ph.D., West Virginia University, 1970
  • Fellowship, WFU School of Medicine, 1972


  • Am Assn Of Advancement Of Scie
  • Am Assn Of Pathologists
  • Am Genetics Assn
  • Am Heart Association
  • Forsyth County Heart Assn
William D. Wagner, Ph.D.

William D. Wagner, Ph.D.

Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Research Interests

Nanofibers; Citrates; Proteoglycans; Columbidae; Polymers
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-2135 | Department: 336-716-4171


Recent Publications

Muscadine grape skin extract (MPX) in men with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer: a randomized, multicenter, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Paller CJ, Zhou XC, Heath EI, Taplin ME, Mayer T, Stein MN, Bubley GJ, Pili R, Hudson T, Kakarla R, Abbas MM, Anders NM, Dowling D, King S, Bruns AB, Wagner WD, Drake CG, Antonarakis ES, Eisenberger MA, Denmeade SR, Rudek MA, Rosner GL, Carducci MA.. Clin Cancer Res. 2018;24(2):306-315.

Apparatus and method for cardiac tissue modulation by topical application of vacuum to minimize cell death and damage. Carroll DL, Jordan JE, Argenta LC, Morykwas MJ, Wagner WD, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee.. Germany patent DE 2,313,008. 2017 Apr 12 (patent also held in Austria, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and European Patent Office. 2017;():.

Small-scale pressure sensors. Carroll DL, Coldren F, Levi-Polyachenko NH, Webb LX, Werner BC, Smith TL, Wagner WD, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee.. United States patent US 9,671,301. 2017 Jun 6. 2017;():.

Fabrication of biodegradable foams for deep tissue negative pressure treatments. Warner HJ, Wagner WD.. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2017;():.

Development and characterization of elastic nanocomposites for craniofacial contraction osteogenesis. Levi-Polyachenko N, Rosenbalm T, Kuthirummal N, Shelton J, Hardin W, Teruel M, Hobley E, Wang R, Day C, Narayanan V, David L, Wagner WD.. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2015;103(2):407-416.

Novel nanofiber-based material for endovascular scaffolds. Wang R, Levi-Polyanchenko N, Morykwas M, Argenta L, Wagner WD.. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2015;103(3):1150-1158.

A phase I study of muscadine grape skin extract in men with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer: safety, tolerability, and dose determination. Paller CJ, Rudek MA, Zhou XC, Wagner WD, Hudson TS, Anders N, Hammers HJ, Dowling D, King S, Antonarakis ES, Drake CG, Eisenberger MA, Denmeade SR, Rosner GL, Carducci MA.. Prostate. 2015;75(14):1518-1525.

Spine fusion using a soft elastomeric nanofibrous composite of collagen, poly (1,8-octanediol-co-citrate) and chondroitin 6-sulfate [abstract]. Wagner W, Morykwas M, Argenta L, Campbell D, Wang R.. FASEB J. 2015;29(Suppl 1):1029.15.

Effects of negative pressure wound therapy and elastomeric materials on bone healing [abstract]. Wang R, Wagner W.. FASEB J. 2015;29(Suppl 1):1018.2.

Properties of single electrospun poly (diol citrate)-collagen-proteoglycan nanofibers for arterial repair and in applications requiring viscoelasticity. Liu J, Argenta L, Morykwas M, Wagner WD.. J Biomater Appl. 2014;28(5):729-738.

Heart valve substitute fabricated from silk protein, collagen, and poly-glycerol sebacate has enhanced endothelial cell growth and reduced thrombogenicity [abstract]. Wagner WD, Wang R, Levi-Polyachenko N.. FASEB J. 2013;27():527.4.

Production of a biodegradable electrospun biomaterial with tensile strength and elasticity [abstract]. Wagner WD, Argenta LC, Morykwas MJ, Levi-Polyachenko N.. FASEB J. 2012;26(Meeting Abstracts Suppl):905.2.

Device and method for treating central nervous system pathology. Argenta LC, Carroll DL, Levi NH, Liu J, Morykwas MJ, Tatter S, Wagner WD, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences and Wake Forest University, assignees.. United States patent 8,267,960. 2012 Sept 8. 2012;():.

Development of a biodegradable foam for use in negative pressure wound therapy. Liu J, Morykwas MJ, Argenta LC, Wagner WD.. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2011;98B(2):316-322.

Encapsulated Staphylococcus aureus strains vary in adhesiveness assessed by atomic force microscopy. Coldren FM, Palavecino EL, Levi-Polyachenko NH, Wagner WD, Smith TL, Smith BP, Webb LX, Carroll DL.. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2009;89(2):402-410.

Biodegradable polymers useful in wound repair requiring negative pressure wound therapy [abstract]. Wagner WD, Liu J, Morykwas M, Argenta L.. FASEB J. 2009;23(Meeting Abstracts):469.7.

Production of a nanocomposite for tissue repair application requiring viscoelasticity [abstract]. Liu J, Argenta L, Morykwas M, Carroll D, Wagner W.. FASEB J. 2009;23(Meeting Abstracts):468.2.

Controlled negative pressure reduces brain edema and modulates brain metabolites in a brain injury model [abstract]. Argenta L, Morykwas M, Zheng Z-l, Wagner W, Tatter S.. J Neurotrauma. 2008;25(7):930.

Artery regional properties and atherosclerosis susceptibility. Wagner WD, Guo F, Jokinen MP.. Life Sci. 2007;80(4):299-306.

Chitosan embedded silver nanoparticles developed to noninvasively measure tissue pressure [abstract]. Werner BC, Webb LX, Carroll DR, Coldren F, Namboothiry MAG, Wagner WD.. FASEB J. 2007;21(5):A267.

Osteomyelitis and intraosteoblastic Staphylococcus aureus. Webb LX, Wagner W, Carroll D, Tyler H, Coldren F, Martin E.. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2007;16(2):73-78.

STAT4 and the proliferation of artery smooth muscle cells in atherosclerosis. Guo F, Zarella C, Wagner WD.. Exp Mol Pathol. 2006;81(1):15-22.

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