Michael T McManus

Michael T. McManus, PhD, obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, where he studied RNA editing in the laboratory of Stephen L. Hajduk. In 2000, he did his postdoctoral training as a Cancer Research Institute fellow, in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), studying the role of RNA-interference pathways in mammals. He is appointed as an Associate Professor at the University of California San Francisco, in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. He is the founder and Director of the W.M. Keck Center for Noncoding RNAs and also oversees the Sandler Lentiviral RNAi Core at UCSF. He has a long-standing interest in post-transcriptional gene regulation and the role of small RNAs in gene expression.