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Manning Receives National Post-Doc Mentoring Award

Shannon Manning

Michigan State University Foundation Professor Shannon Manning has received the 2016 Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc., Mentor Award from the National Postdoctoral Association. The award recognizes a faculty member who has engaged in exceptional mentoring of postdoctoral scholars.

Manning, an associate professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, was herself a postdoctoral researcher at MSU from 2004 to 2010. She has mentored several undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students who have gone on to earn multiple awards and fellowships for their outstanding research work and presentations.

She was nominated by Wonhee Cha and Pallavi Singh, both currently postdoctoral fellows at MSU, and Rim Al Safadi, assistant professor, Biology department-Faculty of Sciences at Lebanese University.

In her nomination letter, Safadi noted that Manning has been an “excellent friend, teacher, mentor and a great inspiration for me. She has inspired me to pursue my goals and projects with hard work and dedication… Her knowledge, ethics, enthusiasm and warmth create a very positive learning and challenging environment for students and researchers in her laboratory. Dr. Manning will forever remain a major contributor to my success and achievements.”

Manning received the award at the 2016 Annual Meeting, held in March in Grand Rapids, Mich. She earned both her master’s and her doctorate in molecular epidemiology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

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