Welcome to the Wagner Lab @ Penn!

Programming plant reproduction and survival in


chromatin remodeling

Discover how activity of genes within chromatin is altered in response to intrinsic and environmental signals.

Floral Fate


Find out about fundamental mechanisms that underpin the onset of reproduction.

Doris Wagner

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433 S. University Avenue

Philadelphia, PA  19104

More about our work

Plants must be eminently flexible. While most animals are born with all the organs they’ll ever have, plants generate new organs throughout their lifespan, including flowers, leaves, and branches. We study a variety of genes that must be activated for these organs to develop.

Plant Methods

A rapid and sensitive, multiplex, whole mount RNA fluorescence in situ hybridization and immunohisto-chemistry protocol

Annual Review of Plant Biology

The Role and Activity of SWI/SNF Chromatin Remodelers

November 21, 2023

Plant Journal

The regulation of chromatin configuration at AGAMOUS locus by LFR-SYD-containing complex