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PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Lisa Manning
Professor of Physics
Director, BioInspired Institute
Email: mmanning (at) syr (dot) edu
Office: Physics Building, Room 223
Office phone: 315.443.3920
Fax: 315.443.9103
Mailing address: Office 201 Physics Bldg
Department of Physics
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244 USA
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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS

Ojan K Damavandi

Email:
okdamava {at} syr {dot} edu
Office: Physics Building, Room 229D

 

 

 

Amanda Parker

Email: aparke05 {at} syr {dot} edu
Office: Physics Building, Room 229D
Joint postdoctoral associate with Jen Schwarz and Cristina Marchetti

 

 


Sudeshna Roy

Email:
sroy11 {at} syr {dot} edu
Office: Physics Building, Room 229D

 

 

 

Paula C. Sanematsu

Email: pcsanema {at} syr {dot} edu
Office: Physics Building, Room 229F

 

 

 

Varda Hagh

Email: vardahagh {at} uchicago.edu
Joint postdoctoral associate with Eric Corwin (U. Oregon) and Sid Nagel (U. Chicago) — located in Eugene, Oregon

 

 

 

David Richard

Email: d.richard {at} uva.nl
Joint postdoctoral associate with Edan Lerner (Amsterdam) — located in Amsterdam, NL

 

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Elizabeth Lawson-Keister
Email:
elawsonk {at} syr {dot} edu
Office:
Physics Building, Room 249

 

 

 

Julia Giannini
Email:
jagianni {at} syr {dot} edu
Office:
Physics Building, Room 247

 

 

 

Preeti Sahu
Email: prsahu {at} syr {dot} edu
Office: Physics Building, Room 259
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Ethan Stanifer
Email:
emstanif{at} syr {dot} edu
Office:
Physics Building, Room 247

 

 

 

ALUMNI

Gonca Erdemci-Tandogan
Email: 
gerdemci {at} syr {dot} edu
Previous position:
Postdoctoral associate, SU
Current position:
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto

 

Daniel Sussman
Email: 
dmsussma {at} syr {dot} edu
Previous position:
Postdoctoral associate, SU
Current position:
Assistant Professor of Physics, Emory University

 

Peter Morse
Email: peter.k.morse {at} gmail {dot} com
Previous position: Postdoctoral associate, SU
Current position: Postdoctoral associate, Duke University

 

Dapeng “Max” Bi
Email: bdpmax {at} gmail {dot} com
Previous: Postdoctoral fellow in the Manning group and with the Syracuse Soft Matter Program
Current:  Assistant professor, Northeastern
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Kassidy Lundy
Previous: Undergraduate researcher in the Manning group.
Current: Currently a graduate student in the physics program at Brandeis University

 

Giuseppe Passucci
Previous: Graduate researcher in the Manning group. Ph. D. Spring 2018
Current: Systems Engineer at SRC in Syracuse, New York

 

Sven Wijtmans
Previous:
Graduate researcher in the Manning group. Ph. D Summer 2017.
Current: Electrical Engineer/ Software Systems Analyst. at Trak Engineering, Inc. in Tallahassee, Florida

 

Michael Czajkowski
Previous:
Graduate research assistant in Manning and Marchetti groups. Ph. D. Summer 2018.
Current: Postdoctoral associate with Zeb Rocklin at Georgia Tech
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Matthias Merkel
Previous: postdoctoral researcher 2015-2018
Current: Junior group leader, Centurti and Center for Theoretical Physics, Marseilles
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GROUP PHOTOS

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Recent Posts

Manuscript on the role of cell divisions in confluent tissue fluidization appears in Soft Matter

Our paper, “Glassy dynamics in models of confluent tissue with mitosis and apoptosis” just appeared in Soft Matter.

Recent work on particle-based models of tissues has suggested that any finite rate of cell division and cell death is sufficient to fluidize an epithelial tissue. At the same time, experimental evidence has indicated the existence of glassy dynamics in some epithelial layers despite continued cell cycling. To address this discrepancy, we quantify the role of cell birth and death on glassy states in confluent tissues using simulations of an active vertex model that includes cell motility, cell division, and cell death. Our simulation data is consistent with a simple ansatz in which the rate of cell-life cycling and the rate of relaxation of the tissue in the absence of cell cycling contribute independently and additively to the overall rate of cell motion. Specifically, we find that a glass-like regime with caging behavior indicated by subdiffusive cell displacements can be achieved in systems with sufficiently low rates of cell cycling.

https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2019/sm/c9sm00916g#!divAbstract

  1. Julia Giannini and Ethan Stanifer Awarded BioInspired Institute Poster Session Prizes Leave a reply
  2. Manning named 2019 APS Fellow Leave a reply
  3. Manning receives “Emerging Leader” award from UCSB Leave a reply
  4. Manuscript with Kasza lab on BioRXiv Leave a reply
  5. Manuscript with Gardel lab on BioRXiv Leave a reply
  6. Elizabeth Lawson-Keister Attends the Boulder School. Leave a reply
  7. Manuscript on T1 rearrangements in ordered tissues posted on ArXiv Leave a reply
  8. Julia Giannini Receives Honorable Mention for NSF GRFP Leave a reply
  9. Preeti Sahu gives an invited talk at APS March meeting 2019 Leave a reply