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Charity McManaman, Sr. Research Specialist

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About Me

I am a Senior Research Specialist at the Heparin Applied Research Center. There, I work on optimization of difficult to express membrane-bound eukaryotic enzymes. Using an array of methods - from genomic techniques, to in silico protein design, to functional assays, I work on improving the native properties of the enzymes, so they can be used on a commercial scale.

Former Education

  • M.A. in Microbiology and Immunology, University at Buffalo, NY
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Union College, Schenectady, NY

Past Work Experience

  • BioResearch Technician, RPI – maintenance of rodent colonies for research use
  • Graduate Student, University at Buffalo – regulation of ATP synthase in Trypanosoma brucei
  • Laboratory Technician, Cornell University – growth hormone signaling in mammals
  • Post-Baccalaureate Trainee, NIH – DNA sequencing for genetic indicators of mental illness.

Research Interests

I am interested in molecular biology and biochemistry, as well as selected topics in microbiology.


  1. Rhoads RP, McManaman C, Ingvartsen KL, Boisclair YR. The housekeeping genes GAPDH and cyclophilin are regulated by metabolic state in the liver of dairy cows. J Dairy Sci. 2003, 86, 3423-3429.

Hobbies and Activities

I enjoy group runs and train for the occasional marathon. I also like to relax with a good book.