Abigail Manson

Abigail Manson, Ph.D.

Abigail Manson

Abigail Manson (formerly Manson McGuire) leads the bacterial computational genomics team within the Bacterial Genomics Group, which is part of the Infectious Disease and Microbiome Program at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. She is working to answer questions related to bacteria and human health, particularly to understand the evolution and spread of bacterial pathogens and antibiotic resistance.

A computational biologist, Manson has previously completed comparative analyses of many sets of bacterial genomes, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Fusobacterium, Enterococcus, and E. coli, with particular emphasis on the evolution of drug resistance and virulence factors.

Manson joined the Broad as a postdoc after receiving bachelor's degrees in physics and mathematics at Washington University and a Ph.D. in biophysics at Harvard University.

Contact Abigail Manson via email at amanson@broadinstitute.org.

February 2017