2011 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Jill Helms, Professor of Surgery (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery)

Wilfred Manzano is a rising junior originally from Fairfield, California. A recently declared biology major, Wilfred works in the Helms lab, currently investigating the effect of Wnt on hair growth and on wound healing. After Stanford, Wilfred hopes to go to medical school. Science and medicine aside, Wilfred thoroughly enjoys watching and doing mixed martial arts (MMA). Wilfred is part of the Stanford Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu club and has recently taken up Muay Thai kickboxing at Fairtex Academy.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 17, 2011:

Wnt-deficient Tissues Display Decreased Wound Healing

Wilfred Manzano1, Jemima Whyte2, Allison Coleman3, Edward Wang, Jill Helms3
[Departments of Biology1, Surgery2, and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery3; Stanford University]