Dr. Manu Platt Honored as Cancer Scholar

Manu Platt, PhD, who joined the faculty of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory in January, 2009, has been selected as one of the 19 Scholars named by the Georgia Cancer Coalition for its Distinguished Cancer Clinicians and Scientists program for 2009-10. He will receive $50,000 each year for five years to support his research efforts. The Coalition selects scientists engaged in the most promising areas of cancer research. Currently, Georgia Tech has 11 active Distinguished Cancer Scholars.

Dr. Platt is a graduate of Morehouse College where he earned a degree in biology. He completed his PhD in the Emory/Georgia Tech joint program in Biomedical Engineering, an internship at the National Institutes of Health and did postdoctoral training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Platt's lab at Georgia Tech will continue his research on stem cells, focusing on their reparative and regenerative abilities, with particular attention to their homing and integration into damaged tissue.