Gunter Paul Wagner, PhD

Alison Richard Prof Ecology/Evolutionary Bio

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Research Interests

evolution of development gene regulation molecular evolution transcription factor evolution uterus function and evolution parturition limb development more...


  • Ph.D., University of Vienna, 1979

Selected Publications

  • Wagner, G.P. (2007). The developmental genetics of homology. Nat. Rev. Genet. (6):473-9.
  • Lynch, V. J., A. Tanzer, Y. Wang, F. C. Leung, B. Gellersen, and G. P. Wagner 2008 Adaptive changes in the transcription factor HoxA-11 are essential for the evolution of pregnancy in mammals. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 105:14928-14933.
  • Wagner, G. P., J. P. Kenny-Hunt, M. Pavlicev, J. R. Peck, D. Waxman and J. Cheverund 2008. Pleiotropic scaling of gene effects an the “cost of complexity.” Nature, 452: 470-472.



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