Uri Manor, PhD

Assistant Research Professor
Director of the Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Core

Uri Manor
Salk Institute for Biological Studies - News


Discovery advances the potential of gene therapy to restore hearing loss

LA JOLLA—Scientists from the Salk Institute and the University of Sheffield co-led a study that shows promise for the development of gene therapies to repair hearing loss. In developed countries, …

The novel coronavirus’ spike protein plays additional key role in illness

LA JOLLA—Scientists have known for a while that SARS-CoV-2’s distinctive “spike” proteins help the virus infect its host by latching on to healthy cells. Now, a major new study shows …

Salk appoints biophysicist Uri Manor as Assistant Research Professor

LA JOLLA—The Salk Institute has appointed Uri Manor to the position of assistant research professor, a non-tenure faculty position, as part of its ongoing commitment to attract and retain top …

New method could democratize deep learning-enhanced microscopy

LA JOLLA—Deep learning is a potential tool for scientists to glean more detail from low-resolution images in microscopy, but it’s often difficult to gather enough baseline data to train computers …

Salk’s Uri Manor to receive over $690,000 from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to advance biological imaging

LA JOLLA—Salk Staff Scientist Uri Manor, director of the Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Core Facility, will receive $690,116 over three years from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) as one of 22 …

Imaging method highlights new role for cellular “skeleton” protein

LA JOLLA—While your skeleton helps your body to move, fine skeleton-like filaments within your cells likewise help cellular structures to move. Now, Salk researchers have developed a new imaging method …

Mysterious tuft cells found to play role in pancreatitis

LA JOLLA—Persistent inflammation of the pancreas (chronic pancreatitis) is a known risk factor for developing pancreatic cancer, the third-deadliest cancer in the United States. Tuft cells—cells sensitive to chemical (chemosensory) …

Mysterious microproteins have major implications for human disease

LA JOLLA—As the tools to study biology improve, researchers are beginning to uncover details into microproteins, small components that appear to be key to some cellular processes, including those involved …

New study targets Achilles’ heel of pancreatic cancer, with promising results

LA JOLLA—Advanced pancreatic cancer is often symptomless, leading to late diagnosis only after metastases have spread throughout the body. Additionally, tumor cells are encased in a “protective shield,” a microenvironment …

Salk’s Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center partners with imaging giant ZEISS

LA JOLLA—The Salk Institute’s Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center and ZEISS announced today a global partnership to accelerate the frontiers of microscopy and imaging technologies.

The Waitt Center, launched in 2011 with …


BS, Engineering Physics, Parks College of Engineering and Aviation
PhD, Cellular, Molecular, Developmental Biology and Biophysics, Johns Hopkins University
Postdoctoral Fellow, NIH

Awards & Honors

  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) Imaging Scientist, 2020
  • Navapan Foundation Grant – Hearing Restoration Project Grant, 2018
  • Salk Innovation Grant – Deep learning-based segmentation of root systems, 2018
  • Hearing Restoration Research Grant, David F. and Margaret T. Grohne Family Foundation, 2017
  • Salk Institute Innovation Grant, 2016
  • NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence, 2015
  • CRG-Centre for Genomic Regulation Travel Grant, 2015
  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2012
  • BSF Prof. Rahamimoff Grant for Young Scientists, 2012
  • NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence, 2011
  • NIH Graduate Student Research Excellence Award, 2011
  • Woods Hole MBL Physiology course full scholarship, 2010
  • Woods Hole MBL Biology of the Inner Ear course full scholarship, 2007
  • NIH Graduate Fellowship, 2005