Michael Manhart, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
12 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Office: Mallinckrodt 109
E-mail: mmanhart AT fas.harvard.edu
I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, where I work with Eugene Shakhnovich. I did my Ph.D. with Alex Morozov in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Center for Quantitative Biology (formerly the BioMaPS Institute for Quantitative Biology) at Rutgers University.
My research interests broadly span physical and quantitative biology, but with a focus on evolution, the defining feature of living matter. I develop mathematical models and computational tools, borrowing especially from statistical physics, to understand the fundamental processes of evolution. I also perform quantitative experiments on bacteria to test these models. Please explore the links above to read more about my research interests, teaching experience, and other activities.
Last updated: 17 February 2018