• 1913 Citations
  • 19 h-Index

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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

Cytokinetic bridge triggers de novo lumen formation in vivo

Rathbun, L. I., Colicino, E. G., Manikas, J., O’Connell, J., Krishnan, N., Reilly, N. S., Coyne, S., Erdemci-Tandogan, G., Garrastegui, A., Freshour, J., Santra, P., Manning, M. L., Amack, J. D. & Hehnly, H., Dec 1 2020, In : Nature Communications. 11, 1, 1269.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Linear and nonlinear mechanical responses can be quite different in models for biological tissues

    Sahu, P., Kang, J., Erdemci-Tandogan, G. & Manning, M. L., Feb 21 2020, In : Soft Matter. 16, 7, p. 1850-1856 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Small-scale demixing in confluent biological tissues

    Sahu, P., Sussman, D. M., Rübsam, M., Mertz, A. F., Horsley, V., Dufresne, E. R., Niessen, C. M., Marchetti, M. C., Manning, M. L. & Schwarz, J. M., Apr 7 2020, In : Soft Matter. 16, 13, p. 3325-3337 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • A minimal-length approach unifies rigidity in underconstrained materials

    Merkel, M., Baumgarten, K., Tighe, B. P. & Manning, M. L., 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

  • 11 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

  • 2 Scopus citations