Katie Manzeck

PIBS 1st-Year Rotating PhD Student


I earned my bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a biomedical concentration at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. My prior research includes analyzing the impact of bottleneck size on the recovery of influenza A replication capacity and I completed a capstone project focused on how CRISPR can be used to engineer oncolytic viruses for pancreatic cancer. Currently, I am a part of the PIBS program intending to join a lab focusing on cancer biology and immunotherapies. In my free time, I enjoy reading, thrifting, and baking.

Research Interests

My research interests are primarily in developing and improving treatment for cancers. Specifically, I hope to work with pediatric cancers and Leukemia.