Manish Shankla

Graduate Student

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Summary

I'm a graduate student with a passion to develop point-of-care healthcare technologies. I use supercomputers to investigate a method which uses nanometer sized pores, 'nanopores', in solid-state membranes to sequence proteins or DNA. I also have an interest in healthcare policy from a macroeconomic persepctive.

Experience

Aksimentiev Group

09/2014 - 01/2018

Graduate Student

  • Solid-state nanopore, DNA transport, Ionic liquid nanotechnology

Volunteer

Volunteer

Volunteer on behalf of the NSF funded Center for the Physics of Living Systems (CPLC) teaching physics and biology related lessons in a bilingual spanish-english classroom. Types of lessons taught:

  • EM/Light waves
  • Karyotyping
  • Animal/Plant Cell
  • Light microscopy

Education

University of Illionis at Urbana-Champaign

09/2014 - 09/2018

PhD Biophysics and Quantitative Biology

  • Emphasis in statistics

University of Illionis at Urbana-Champaign

09/2007 - 05/2012

Bachelor Physics with a CS minor

  • Emphasis in computational physics

Publications

J. Phys. Chem. B

A prototype nanodevice which controls magnitude, direction and species of ions flow. This device may be integrated into larger scale nanofludic electronics.

Advanced Functional Materials

An experimental/theoretical study of a hetrogeneous graphene dielectric membrane to slow the transport of DNA through a nanopore for DNA sequencing.

Nature Communications

A controllable method of slowing the transport of DNA though a free-standing graphene nanopore.