General information

The Wagenaar Lab is part of the Sensory Biology, Behavior & Evolution (SBBE) group within the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. We study the neuronal basis of sensory processing and sensory-guided behavior, with a specific focus on crossmodal sensory integration in the leech and on functional and anatomical circuit mapping.


Opportunities for postdocs!

Opportunities for two postdocs are available in the lab immediately. If you are interested, or know someone who might be a good match, please contact Dr Wagenaar at any time.

October 2015. New paper in the Journal of Experimental Biology

Dr Wagenaar’s Commentary, “A classic model animal in the 21st century: recent lessons from the leech nervous system” has just appeared in JEB.

October 2015. New paper in Frontiers in Neuroscience

Congratulations to John Nagarah and co-authors Annette Stowasser, Rell Parker, and Hiro Asari, whose latest paper just got published. Click here to read all about multi–suction electrode arrays and their application in vertebrate and invertebrate neural preparations alike!

September 2015. The lab wins its first federal grant

I am extremely happy and feel deeply honored to be able to report that the lab has won its first federal grant, an R01 award from the NINDS titled “Elucidating interactions between behavior-generating circuits using functional and anatomical connectomics.” The work will be done in collaboration with Mark Ellisman and Bill Kristan at the University of California, San Diego. Within this project, two postdoc positions are now available.

August 2015. Yusuke Tomina wins fellowship

Congratulations to Yusuke Tomina, who just won a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science!

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Contact Information

Mailing address: Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati
PO Box 210006
Cincinnati OH 45221-0006
Email address: daniel.wagenaar@uc.edu
Phone: +1 (513) 556-9757
Fax: Please email first
Packages: Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati
312 College Drive ML0006
Cincinnati OH 45221


Funding for the lab is provided by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke through grant R01NS094403, by a Career Award at the Scientific Interface from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, and by the University of Cincinnati. This support is gratefully acknowledged, as is past support from The Broad Foundations.

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