2017 Undergrad Spotlights: Mandy Cheng

Undergrad Research Spotlights
By Monica Albe & Shana Singh

Mandy Cheng
Mandy Cheng

Mandy Cheng
Portnoy Lab, MCB-I&P Senior, 2017

Professor Portnoy says, "Mandy has discovered that the intracellular bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogenes manipulates the host actin cytoskeleton to avoid detection and destruction by a host process called autophagy. She has shown a rare combination of enthusiasm, professionalism and efficiency."

Cheng says, "Working in the Portnoy lab has been amazing learning experience for me being surrounded by such intelligent people all collaborating to try to learn more about the science we are studying. At the same time, I've had a blast getting to know everyone and working under my mentor, who always pushes me to do better and has really taught me what it's like to be a great scientist."

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