Gerhard Wagner, PhD
Scientific Co-Founder, Director
Dr. Wagner is the Scientific Co-Founder of PIC Therapeutics and is world-renowned as a leading expert in NMR spectroscopy. During his tenure at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, he developed triple-resonance methods and the procedures for studies of protein dynamics. Since 1990, Dr. Wagner has been a Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on eukaryotic translation initiation, transcriptional activation and membrane proteins in micelles and nanodiscs. A particular focus of his research is on discovery and characterization of small molecule inhibitors of protein-protein interactions. He has been elected to the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), The National Academy of Science USA and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Wagner obtained his PhD from the ETH Zürich in 1977 with NMR studies of protein dynamics.