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Dr. Manu O. Platt
Educational Background
Postdoctoral Fellow, Biological Engineering, MIT, 2006-2008
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
        and Emory University, 2006
B.S. Biology, Morehouse College, 2001

Hobbies:
Reality TV, Live Concerts, Origami

Current Theme Song:
      "Freedom (R&B version)" by Vanessa Williams, En Vogue, Aaliya, Monica, Mary J. Blige and other the women of 1990s R&B
      "Freedom (Rap Version)" f. Queen Latifah, Patra, MC Lyte, Yo-Yo, and the women of 1990s Hip Hop


Awards and Honors
Georgia Tech Junior Faculty Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, 2012
Fellow, Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology, 2011-2012
NIH Director's New Innovator Award, 2010
Georgia Cancer Distinguished Cancer Scientist, 2009
NIH/International AIDS Society Scholarship, 2009
FACES Career Initiation Grant, 2008
UNCF/Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowship, 2007
FACES Portable Postdoc Fellowship, 2006
HHMI - Emory University Teacher-Scholar, 2005
NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship, 2003
David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship, 2001
In the Press and on the Web


Platt Lab work on Cathepsin Cannibalism featured on National Science Foundation Website!

Dr. Platt selected as 1 of 5 for the Keystone Symposia Fellows Program

SPOTLIGHT ON MINORITY MICROBIOLOGY SCIENTISTS - Dr. Manu O. Platt, August 6, 2010
 
International AIDS Society Announces Inaugural Recipients of Innovative HIV Research Awards
 
New technique reliably detects enzyme implicated in cancer and atherosclerosis
 
Georgia Tech is a Partner in a New $25-million NSF Center
 
NIGMS Workshop for Postdocs Transitioning to Independent Positions - Finding a Mentor Video @ 17:15 mark
 
AAAS Minority Scholars Call Mentoring Important Factor for Success
 
NMRI West Regional Workshop - Best Poster!
 
Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar
 
Journal of Blacks in Higher Education July 30, 2009
 
Online profile at Petit Institute of Bioengineering and Biosciences + VIDEO!
 
Featured in Georgia Tech Alumni magazine page 29
 
GTEC Biomedical Engineering Graduate Comes Full Circle
 
Young Scientists Launch Transatlantic Dialogue on Stem Cell Research
 
Morehouse College Project S.P.A.C.E. Alumni