• 1777 Citations
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Research interests

  • Defects and deformation in disordered solids and glasses.
  • Surface tension and emergent mechanical properties in developing embryonic tissues.
  • Mitotic waves and pattern formation in biological tissues.
  • Constitutive models for friction and shear banding.


Physics, PhD, University of California at Santa Barbara

Award Date: Sep 30 2008

Mathematics & Physics, BA; BS - with highest distinction, University of Virginia

… → 2002

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Research Output

A minimal-length approach unifies rigidity in underconstrained materials

Merkel, M., Baumgarten, K., Tighe, B. P. & Manning, M. E., Apr 2 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 14, p. 6560-6568 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 9 Scopus citations

    Glassy dynamics in models of confluent tissue with mitosis and apoptosis

    Czajkowski, M., Sussman, D. M., Marchetti, M. C. & Manning, M. L., Jan 1 2019, In : Soft Matter. 15, 44, p. 9133-9149 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Identifying the mechanism for superdiffusivity in mouse fibroblast motility

    Passucci, G., Brasch, M. E., Henderson, J. H., Zaburdaev, V. & Manning, M. E., Feb 1 2019, In : PLoS computational biology. 15, 2, p. e1006732

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3 Scopus citations

    Inferring statistical properties of 3D cell geometry from 2D slices

    Sharp, T. A., Merkel, M., Manning, M. E. & Liu, A. J., Feb 1 2019, In : PLoS One. 14, 2, e0209892.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Nuclear position relative to the Golgi body and nuclear orientation are differentially responsive indicators of cell polarized motility

    Brasch, M. E., Passucci, G., Gulvady, A. C., Turner, C. E., Manning, M. E. & Henderson, J. H., Feb 1 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 2, e0211408.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Scopus citations