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Educational Background

Postdoctoral Fellow, Biological Engineering, MIT, 2006-2008

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, 2006

B.S. Biology, Morehouse College, 2001


Reality TV, Live Concerts, Origami

Current Theme Song:

"Nice for What" Drake

Awards and Honors

Emerging Scholar, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine, 2015

Selection, Indo-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium sponsored by National Academies of Engineering, 2014

Selection to participate as rapporteur in National Academies of Science Workshop on “Fostering Convergence in the Life Sciences, 2014

Junior Faculty Above and Beyond Award - Institute of Bioengineering and Biosciences, 2012

Georgia Tech Junior Faculty Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, 2012

Fellow, Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology, 2011-2012

NIH Director's New Innovator Award, 2010

Georgia Cancer Distinguished Cancer Scientist, 2009

NIH/International AIDS Society Scholarship, 2009

FACES Career Initiation Grant, 2008

UNCF/Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowship, 2007

FACES Portable Postdoc Fellowship, 2006

HHMI - Emory University Teacher-Scholar, 2005

NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship, 2003

David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship, 2001

In the Press and on the Web

Duty, Honor, Country! Platt Lab hosts West Point students for summer research

Blog: Improving Evaluator Communication and PI Evaluation Understanding to Increase Evaluation Use: The Evaluator’s Perspective

Students Visit Capitol for Sickle Cell Day

Conference Provides Inspiration and Opportunity for Young STEM Researchers

What’s at the Heart of HIV Treatment as Prevention (TasP)? – Dr Manu Platt ponders the benefits. - Interview on Australian Radio Joy 94.9

Dr. Platt chosen for Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Magazine COVER for Emerging Scholars 2015

Project ENGAGES series of interviews on Atlanta NPR station

Project ENGAGES: Students get science, math & tech training - Atlanta In Town Newspaper

iBiology and NRMN Live Q&A: Getting the Most Out of a Conference

HIV and the Heart - Manu Platt and Rudy Gleason

Platt Lab work on Cathepsin Cannibalism featured on National Science Foundation Website!

Dr. Platt selected as 1 of 5 for the Keystone Symposia Fellows Program


International AIDS Society Announces Inaugural Recipients of Innovative HIV Research Awards

New technique reliably detects enzyme implicated in cancer and atherosclerosis

Georgia Tech is a Partner in a New $25-million NSF Center

Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar

Journal of Blacks in Higher Education July 30, 2009

Online profile at Petit Institute of Bioengineering and Biosciences + VIDEO!

Featured in Georgia Tech Alumni magazine page 29

Morehouse College Project S.P.A.C.E. Alumni

Dr. Platt Speaks on Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism available online

1. Critical Conversations at Gladstone

Critical Conversations was launched in 2020 as a way for Gladstone community members to challenge and empower themselves by considering different ways of thinking through the lens of others. These discussions will encourage you to reframe or shift your perspective. All community members are encouraged to participate and continue the dialogue outside this forum.

2. Yale Discussions on Science and Diversity

Yale - The "Discussions on Science and Diversity” video series features Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Anjelica Gonzalez, in casual conversations with scientific leaders focusing on their career trajectories and views on diversity.

3. BMES Diversity talk 2017 – The Danger of Acting Now

Dr. Platt’s lecture for the Biomedical Engineering Society Diversity Award in 2017 addresses the fear of waiting for the perfect time to be impactful in promoting diversity and inclusion. Dr. Platt discusses the power and the payoff of being unapologetic about identity, the importance of intersectionality, and being intentional in diversifying the workforce. Now.