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Faculty and Staff


Office: Cohen Science Center

Room: 334

Email: david.manna@wilkes.edu

Dr. David P Manna

HHMI Postdoctoral Fellow



B.S. & M.S. University of Delaware (2004 and 2006)
Ph.D. Penn State University (2011)

Research interests:

  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Virology & Microbiology
  • Oncology

Current research projects:

I am researching the effects of the anti-angiogenic protein Thrombospondin-1 on inflammation and angiogenesis in Thrombospondin-1 knockout mice by an IL-6/STAT3-dependent mechanism in collaboration with Dr. Linda Gutierrez.

Courses taught
Principles of Modern Biology II Lab
Cell and Molecular Biology Lab
Taught microbiology labs at past schools.

Selected publications:

  • Manna D, Aligo J, Xu C, Park WS, Koc H, Heo WD and Konan KV. 2010. Virology. Endocytic Rab proteins are required for Hepatitis C Virus replication complex formation. 398(1):21-37.
  • Aligo J, Jia S, Manna D and Konan KV. 2009. Virology. Formation and function of Hepatitis C Virus replication complexes require residues in the carboxy-terminal domain of NS4B protein. 393(1):68-83.
  • Wang W, Manna D and Simmons DT. 2007. J Virology. Role of the hydrophilic channels of simian virus 40 T-antigen helicase in DNA replication. 81(9):4510-4519.


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