Lab Personnel

Shannon D. Manning, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Shannon D. Manning, Ph.D., M.P.H.

MSU Foundation Associate Professor

1129 Farm Lane

E. Lansing, MI 48824

(517) 884-2033


Google Scholar publication list

Katherine Jernigan
Katherine Jernigan

Kathy has primarily been working on isolating microbial community DNA from patients with enteric infections and extracting epidemiological data from surveillance sites.  She retired full time from MSU in 2015, but continues to work in the lab part-time.

Rebekah Mosci, M.P.H.
Rebekah Mosci, M.P.H.

I have a BS in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and a Masters in Public Health from MSU.


  • Laboratory Management/Compliance/Training
  • Thomas S. Whittam STEC Collection Curator
  • ERIN study
  • USDA study
  • Campylobacter characterization and MLST
  • E. coli characterization

Microbiology & Molecular Evolution Laboratory
MSU email:
Work Ph: 517-884-2031

Samantha Wengert, M.S.
Samantha Wengert, M.S.

I have a BS in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and a M.S. in Environmental Microbiology.  I am a Laboratory Technician and am currently working on Bacteriophage isolation and infection of pathogenic E.coli for phage therapy.