Hannah Manning '23

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UNH student Hannah Manning

Hannah Manning is a biomedical science: medical and veterinary sciences major with a double minor in classics and zoology from Groton, Mass. Hannah is the recipient of a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) and is spending summer 2022 conducting research under the guidance of Sergio Charntikov, professor of psychology. Their topic is “Establishing Behavioral and Neurobiological Markers Associated with Ethanol Vulnerable Phenotype.”

This is Hannah’s second SURF award. They also have received an Undergraduate Research Award, a Presidential Scholarship, a Dickie Family Scholarship and a Tuttle Endowment and was a two-time recipient of the Rutman Scholars Initiative to study at the Shoals Marine Laboratory. Hannah has presented at the UNH Undergraduate Research Conference and the National Conference for Undergraduate Research and is a member of the University Honors Program, Phi Sigma Biological Honors Society, and Alpha Epsilon Delta Health Professions Honors Society.

UNH student Hannah Manning at the UNH Undergraduate Research Conference
COLSA: Why did you choose UNH?

Hannah Manning: I chose UNH because it had the best major choice for me, and I felt like it had the most options for research and career opportunities to help me grow as a scientist.

COLSA: What's your major and what makes it so interesting to you?

Hannah: I am a biomedical science major. I am passionate about lab work and research, and my major allows me to have a wide range of experiences in different academic areas I am interested in.

COLSA: During your time at UNH, what are you most proud of?

Hannah: I am most proud of the research I have become involved in. I have been a lab assistant in a behavioral neuroscience lab for two years, and my accomplishments as a researcher are what I have been most proud of in my academic career.

COLSA: What are you planning to do after graduation?

Hannah: I am planning to take a gap year and go abroad to gain experience working in my field. From there, I plan to go to graduate school to earn a PhD in neuroscience.

COLSA: How is UNH preparing you to achieve your goals?

Hannah: UNH has allowed me to prepare myself for a career in research in many ways. I have received funding from the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research to pursue my work, I have had the opportunity to work in many different research settings, and I have been able to tailor my academics
and classes to create a skill set that will help me in my career goals.

COLSA: What do you love most about UNH?

Hannah: I love the welcoming community that met me at UNH, and the wide range of accessible opportunities that have helped me grow my career.