General information

The Wagenaar Lab is part of the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. 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.


July 2016. The lab has moved!

We are busy unpacking boxes at our new home at Caltech. For updated contact information, see below.

April 2016. Opportunities for postdocs!

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

April 2016. The lab is moving

In the summer of 2016, the lab will be moving back to Caltech, where Dr Wagenaar will lead the newly formed Neurotechnology Center. While I am very excited about this move and the new opportunities it will bring, I am also sad to leave many wonderful colleagues behind in Cincinnati. Here’s to continued collaboration!

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Contact Information

Mailing address: Caltech 139-74
Pasadena, CA 91125
Email address: daw@caltech.edu
Phone: +1 (626) 395-8567 (office)
+1 (626) 395-2178 (lab)
Fax: Please email first


Funding for the lab is provided by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke through grant R01NS094403 and by the California Institute of Technology. Past funding came from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund in the form of a Career Award at the Scientific Interface, from the University of Cincinnati and from The Broad Foundations. All support, past and present, is gratefully acknowledged.

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