M. Lisa Manning
- 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.
Electron microscope images of LP1 cell aggregates (top) and locally minimal energy cellular structures generated by our surface tension model (bottom).
(Dec. 18, 2020)
Researchers look to pinpoint mechanical forces that could be causing defects during the early stages of embryo development.
(June 1, 2020)
A&S team’s research published in PNAS.
(Feb. 24, 2020)
Manning has also been awarded a three-year Simons Foundation grant.
(Oct. 10, 2019)
Faculty Embody Syracuse’s Research Prowess
(Sept. 27, 2018)
Lisa Manning Included in Science News’ Annual List of 10 Young Scientists Making Their Mark
(Oct. 23, 2017)
Physicist will receive early-career award for research into soft, living matter
(Oct. 4, 2017)
Researcher examines cellular ‘traffic jams’ for clues to cancer treatment targets
(Sept. 18, 2017)
Special events through the College of Arts & Sciences will showcase the some of the best that Syracuse has to offer.
(Dec. 5, 2016)
Prestigious international award encourages fearless, cutting-edge research
(Aug. 3, 2016)
Professors Manning, Marchetti, Schwarz use soft-matter physics to find cure for cancer
(June 3, 2016)
Kassidy Lundy ’16 to take her world-class research skills into Ph.D. program
(April 13, 2016)
M. Lisa Manning part of $10 million project exploring glassy solids
(April 5, 2016)
Lisa Manning will travel to France to accept Young Scientist Award
(Feb. 10, 2016)
Weekend conference examined intersectionality in scientific, sociological settings
(Oct. 1, 2015)
Lisa Manning breaks new ground in study of cell motion in biological tissues
(Sept. 1, 2015)
M. Lisa Manning uses grant to investigate forces in organ development
(June 16, 2015)
M. Lisa Manning to shed new light on formation of multicellular structures
(March 6, 2015)
M. Lisa Manning to use prestigious award to study cell behavior
2008 Ph.D. in Physics
University of California, Santa Barbara 2005 M.A. Physics
University of California, Santa Barbara 2002 B.S. Physics
University of Virginia
Awards & Professional Honors
- 2015 Cottrell Scholar, Research Corporation
- 2014 Scialog Fellow, Moore Foundation and Research Corporation
- 2014 Physics Department Teaching Award, Phys 211, Syracuse University
- 2014 Sloan Research Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
- 2013 Physics Department Teaching Award, Phys 576, Syracuse University
- 2008 Postdoctoral fellowship, Princeton Center for Theoretical Science
- 2004 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
M. L. Manning and A.J. Liu. Vibrational modes identify soft spots in a sheared disordered packing. Phys. Rev. Lett. 107 108302, arXiv:1012.4822 (2011).
K. Chen, M. L. Manning, P. J. Yunker, W. G. Ellenbroek, Z. Zhang, A. J. Liu, and A. G. Yodh. Structural instabilities and low-frequency modes in colloidal glasses. "Measurement of Correlations between Low-Frequency Vibrational Modes and Particle Rearrangements in Quasi-Two-Dimensional Colloidal Glasses." Phys. Rev. Lett.107 108301; arXiv:1103.2352 (2011).
M. L. Manning, R. A. Foty, M. S. Steinberg, and E.-M. Schoetz, “Coaction of intercellular adhesion and cortical tension specifies tissue surface tension,” Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 107, 28 12517-12522,(2010).
M. L. Manning, J. S. Langer, and J. M. Carlson. Strain localization in a shear transformation zone model for amorphous solids. Phys. Rev. E 76 056106 (2007).