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Jaan Mannik

Dr. Jaan Mannik

Associate Professor

Cellular Biophysics
Office: 406B Nielsen Physics Building
Phone: (865) 974-6018
Fax: (865) 974-7843

Research Interests

For Prospective Students

Open position available for a postdoctoral researcher and for a graduate student to study how cell division proteins and chromosomes self-organize in a bacterial cell.


Brief Vita

Full CV

Selected Publications

  1. Cell cycle-dependent regulation of FtsZ in Escherichia coli in slow growth conditions, J.Männik, B. E. Walker, J. Männik, Mol. Microbiol. (2018) (early edition) doi:10.1111/mmi.14135.
  2. Analysis of factors limiting bacterial growth in PDMS mother machine devices, D. Yang, A. D. Jennings, E. Borrego, S. T. Retterer, J. Männik Front. Microbiol. 9 (2018) 871. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00871.
  3. Kinetics of large-scale chromosomal movement during asymmetric cell division in Escherichia coli, J.Männik, M. W. Bailey, J. C. O’Neill, J. Männik, PLOS Genetics 13 (2017) e1006638. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1006638.
  4. The role of MatP, ZapA, and ZapB in chromosomal organization and dynamics in Escherichia coli. J. Männik, D. E. Castillo, D. Yang, G. Siopsis, and J. Männik, Nucleic Acids Res. 44 (2016) 1216. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkv1484.
  5. Spatial coordination between chromosomes and cell division proteins in Escherichia coli. J. Männik and M. W. Bailey Front. Microbiol. 6 (2015) 306. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00306.
  6. Evidence for divisome localization mechanisms independent of the Min system and SlmA in Escherichia coli, M. W. Bailey, P. Bisicchia, B. T. Warren, D. J. Sherratt and J. Männik, PLoS Genet. 10 (2014) e1004504. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1004504.
  7. Robustness and accuracy of cell division in Escherichia coli in diverse cell shapes, J. Männik, F. Wu, F. J. H. Hol, P. Bisicchia, D. Sherratt, J. E. Keymer and C. Dekker, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 109 (2012) 6957.
  8. Influence of electrolyte composition on liquid-gated carbon-nanotube and graphene transistors, I. Heller, S. Chatoor, J. Männik, M. A. G. Zevenbergen, C. Dekker, and S. G. Lemay, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132 (2010) 17149.
  9. Bacterial growth and motility in sub-micron constrictions, J. Männik, R. Driessen, J. E. Keymer and C. Dekker, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 106 (2009) 14861.
  10. Optimizing the signal-to-noise ratio for biosensing with carbon nanotube transistors, I. Heller, J. Männik, S. G. Lemay and C. Dekker, Nano Lett. 9 (2009) 377.
  11. Charge Noise in Liquid-Gated Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Transistors, J. Männik, I. Heller, A. M. Jannsens, S. G. Lemay and C. Dekker, Nano Lett. 8 (2008) 685.
  12. Identifying the Mechanism of Biosensing with Carbon Nanotube Transistors, I. Heller, A. M. Jannsens, J. Männik, E. D. Minot, S. G. Lemay and C. Dekker, Nano Lett. 8 (2008) 591.
  13. Chemically Induced Conductance Switching in Carbon Nanotube Circuits, J. Männik, B. R. Goldsmith, A. A. Kane and P. G. Collins, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97 (2006) 016601.
  14. Crossover from Kramers to Phase-Diffusion Switching in Moderately Damped Josephson Junctions, J. Männik, S. Li, W. Qiu, W. Chen, V. Patel, S. Han, J. E. Lukens, Phys. Rev. B71 (2005) 220509.
  15. Effect of Measurement on the Periodicity of the Coulomb Staircase of a Superconducting Box, J. Männik and J. E. Lukens, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92 (2004) 057004.


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