UB - University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Chemical and Biological Engineering
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E. (Manolis) S. Tzanakakis

Associate Professor

907 Furnas Hall
(716) 645-1201
Fax: (716) 645-3822

Short bio Research Publications Teaching


Ph.D. University of Minnesota Chemical Engineering 2001
Dipl. Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece Chemical Engineering 1995

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, UB Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering 2010-present
UB Department of Biomedical Engineering 2012-present
UB Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics 2012-present
Director, Stem Cell Culture, Banking and Training Facility, WNYSTEM 2011-present
Assistant Professor
Post-Doctoral Associate, Diabetes Center, Department of Medicine, University of California-San Francisco 2002-04
Post-Doctoral Associate, Stem Cell Institute, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota 2001-02

Honors and Awards

James D. Watson Investigator Award (New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research-NYSTAR) 2006-08
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Post-doctoral Fellowship. "Generation of β cells from Multipotent Adult Progenitor Cells." 2003-05
NIH Biotechnology Program Traineeship 1998-2000

Professional Service

Reviewer for the NIH
2009 - present
Reviewer for the NSF
2007 - present


Last Updated: December 2011