3rd year graduate student, Biological Engineering, Lauffenburger Lab
Manu is a Biological Engineering graduate student in Doug Lauffenburger’s lab, where he works on multi-scale modeling of the immune system. Originally from New York, he completed his B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a focus on computational and systems biology. Manu developed his appreciations for effective writing and communication as a participant in the 2013 Amgen Scholar Program, which emphasized the importance of strong communication skills for scientists. Both at Illinois and MIT, Manu has enjoyed participating in student government, and he is currently serving as the first year representative on the BE graduate student board. When he isn’t in lab, which is always since he does computational work, Manu enjoys getting lost on runs, lost in books, or lost in thought.