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Dr. Manna, Director of Research & Development, joined Lucigen Corporation in 2013. At Lucigen, Dr. Manna has served as a senior scientist, then principal scientist, before becoming the director of research and development in 2017. Prior to joining Lucigen, he held many senior-level positions in both academic and commercial organizations. At the University of Alabama at Birmingham, he was an assistant professor, with a research focus in genomics, in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. He joined MicroPhage, a diagnostic company, in 2008. At MicroPhage, Dr. Manna led product development and later managed multi-site clinical trials for diagnostic tests. Subsequent to his tenure at MicroPhage, he became the manager of research at Sharklet, a biotechnology company, where he led assay development and oversaw medical device development. In addition to his duties as director of R&D at Lucigen, Dr. Manna is the principal investigator on multiple NIH-funded studies. Dr. Manna has published numerous high-impact research articles and has received several awards for his work, including the Young Scientist Award from the Indian National Science Academy in 1995. He has a B.S. in physics, an M.S. in biotechnology, and received his Ph.D. in life sciences in 1995.
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