Past Lab Members

Post Doctoral Researchers

unknownDr. Margaret Pruitt

Maggie joined the Manning lab in November 2016 and left in 2019 for a position with Biotek Instruments


Graduate Students

Dr. Conor Herlihy

Conor joined the lab in 2015 and graduated in 2020. He is now completing his postdoc in Dr. Ting Wu’s lab at Harvard

 


MQP students

During their senior year, WPI students complete a major qualifying project (MQP). Students who complete their MQP with us spend a year working on independent or small group research projects that complement or build off of ongoing projects in the lab.

2017:

Head ShotEva Childers, BBT

“Determining the Role and Implications of Aurora A Kinase Inhibition in Acute Myeloid Leukemia”

Navarro-Serer, Childers, et al., 2019

Eva is now pursuing her graduate degree in the Molecular and Cellular biology PhD program at Dartmouth College

 

Lindsay Gurska, BBT20161008_133750

“Regulation of Mitotic DNA Damage by the Retinoblastoma Tumor Suppressor Protein”

* Provost’s MQP Award

Lindsay is now pursuing her graduate degree in the Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Biomedical Sciences Program.

 

BernatBernat Navarro-Serer, BBT/CBC

“Centrosome Amplification Promotes Resistance to Alisertib”

Navarro-Serer, Childers et al., 2019

Bernat is now pursuing his graduate degree in the PhD program at John Hopkins University

 

2019

Jacqueline Garcia, BBT

“Mutations in Kinesin 5A effect in Mitochondrial Mobility in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia” co-mentored with Claudia Fallini, UMMS

*Provost’s MQP Award Honorable Mention

Jacqueline is currently pursuing her PhD at Tufts University

 

Hammad Sadiq, BBT

“Transcriptional Regulation of Non-Coding RNAs by the Retinoblastoma Tumor Suppressor Protein”

* Provost’s MQP Award

Hammad is currently working as a clinical research assistant at UMMS.

 

2020

Michael Corace, BCB and Alyssa Nicolella, BCB

“Tracking DNA Damage Repair in Cancerous Cells” co-mentored by Dmitry Korkin, CS

* Provost’s MQP Award Honorable Mention

Michael is currently pursuing his MS at WPI.

Alyssa is working as an Associate Computational Biologist at MIT’s Broad Institute.

 

Brooke Honzel, BBT

“Investigating the Role of MycN and p53 Binding in Pediatric Neuroblastoma” co-mentored with Jason Shohet, UMMS

Brooke is currently working as a clinical research coordinator at Brigham and Women’s hospital

 

Daniel McDonough, BCB/CS and Surya Vadivazhagu, CS

“Predicting DNA Damage in Fluorescent Imaging” co-mentored by Dmitry Korkin, CS

Surya is currently working as a Data Scientist at Intel Corporation

 

Thomas Perry, Biology and Biotechnology

“pRB dependent regulation of Cell Motility”

 

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Emily Stadnicki, Chemistry and Biochemistry

“Defining Cell Cycle-Specific Interactions of the pRB Tumor Suppressor”

Emily is now pursuing her graduate degree in the PhD program at Brandeis University

 

2021

Sarah Brown, Biology and Biotechnology

“Investigating the Role of SUV4-20 Inhibition in Mitosis”

* Provost’s MQP Award 2nd Place

 

Jagruthi Maroju, Biology and Biotechnology

 

 


Undergraduate Student Researchers

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Ben Cossette

Biomedical Engineering, Graduating Class of 2017

Ben is currently pursuing his PhD in  Biomedical Engineering at Duke University

JonasJonas Ettlin

Jonas was an undergraduate from the ZHAW Institute for Biotechnology in Switzerland who joined the Manning lab in the summer of 2015 to perform his research thesis project. Jonas successfully defended his thesis, Exploiting defects in chromatin structure to enhance DNA damage in osteosarcoma cells, in November 2015 and won an award as top student in his Bachelor’s program.

SalSalvador Lombardo

BS/MS Management Engineering, Graduating Class of 2021

 

Aishwarrya Arivudainambi

Aishwarrya was a Mass Academy Student who joined our research group the summer before her senior year (2015) as one of the first long-term student researcher in the Manning lab.  She is now pursuing her undergraduate career at Brown University.