Shannon D. Manning

Shannon D. Manning
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • Microbiology and Molecular Genetics


SHANNON D. MANNING, associate professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, studies molecular epidemiology and the evolutionary genetics of infectious diseases caused by bacterial pathogens, namely Escherichia coli and Streptococcus agalactiae. Manning has made exceptional contributions to global health by advancing the understanding of the pathogens that threaten it and was part of the team that decoded the deadliest E. coli outbreak to date in 2011 in Germany.

Manning received a BS in biology, an MPH in hospital  and molecular epidemiology and a PhD in molecular epidemiology, all from the University of Michigan. Before coming to MSU in 2004 as a postdoctoral student, she was awarded an emerging infectious diseases research fellowship through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Manning joined the MSU faculty as an assistant professor in 2010.

Since 1998, she has contributed to more than 65 publications and book chapters. She currently serves as an ad hoc reviewer for the National Institutes of Health and a review editor for Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology.