Jessica Wagenseil, D.Sc.

Professor

D.Sc. Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

B.S. Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego

Jessica Wagenseil, D.Sc. joined the Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department at Washington University in 2013. She was an Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Saint Louis University from 2009 – 2013 and a postdoctoral fellow in Cell Biology and Physiology at the Washington University School of Medicine from 2003 – 2008. Dr. Wagenseil studies cardiovascular mechanics, specifically focusing on cardiovascular development, extracellular matrix and microstructural modeling. Her work is important for determining clinical interventions for elastin-related diseases and for designing better protocols for building tissue engineered blood vessels. Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, American Heart Association, and the Marfan Foundation. She received the American Society for Matrix Biology Iozzo Award for Mid-Career Investigators in 2020. She is also the Vice Dean for Faculty Development and the Associate Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee at the McKelvey School of Engineering.