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Manuel A. Giannoni-Guzmán Ph.

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Email: manuel.a.giannoni.guzman@vanderbilt.edu; Phone: (615) 936-3928
Address: Vanderbilt University 465 21st Ave. South 8274 MRB III Nashville TN, 37203
Website: mgiannoni.weebly.com

Education:

Undergraduate
University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras San Juan, PR 2005-2010
Major: Biology

Graduate
University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras San Juan, PR 2010-2016
Ph. D: Biology
Ph. D Advisors: Dr. Jose L. Agosto-Rivera & Dr. Tugrul Giray
Dissertation title: Individual differences in circadian and behavioral rhythms of honey bee
workers (Apis mellifera L.)
Defense date: May 4, 2016

Post-Doctoral Scholar Trainee


Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN 2016- Present
PI: Dr. Douglas G. McMahon

Awards:

NSF REU Fellowship 2009

NSF PR-LSAMP Doctoral Fellowship January 2011- July 2012

NIH RISE Doctoral Fellow August 2012-May 2016

NIMH F32 Functional Neurogenomics Research Fellow June 2016- Present

Teaching Experience:

University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras San Juan, PR August 2010-January 2011
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Taught two sessions of General Biology II – Biodiversity, laboratory

University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras San Juan, PR August 2013- December 2013
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Taught Genetics laboratory section

Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN October 2017


Circadian rhythms: Behavior and mechanisms
Lectured on Cellular Neurobiology course
Manuel A. Giannoni-Guzmán Ph. D
Email: manuel.a.giannoni.guzman@vanderbilt.edu; Phone: (615) 936-3928
Address: Vanderbilt University 465 21st Ave. South 8274 MRB III Nashville TN, 37203
Website: mgiannoni.weebly.com

Oral Presentations:

• Giannoni-Guzmán MA, Giray T, Agosto-Rivera JL Shift work in foraging and fanning behavior
in the honey bee Apis mellifera. 4min data blitz presentation CSHL Meeting, 2-5 of May 2015.
• Giannoni-Guzmán MA, Giray T, Agosto-Rivera JL Shift work in honey bee foraging and
fanning behaviors. Invited Presentation for the Sleep and circadian rhythms Data Blitz. November
2014.
• Giannoni-Guzmán MA, Giray T, Agosto-Rivera JL. Direct behavioral observations uncover
shift-work in the honey bee Apis mellifera. Invited Speaker UPR RISE Seminar series. August
2014.
• Giannoni-Guzmán MA, Giray T, Agosto-Rivera JL. Direct behavioral observations uncover
shift-work in the honey bee Apis mellifera”. Enotmological Society of America 61st Annual
Meeting. November 2013.
• Giannoni-Guzmán MA, Giray T, Agosto-Rivera JL (April 2013) “Behavioral observations
uncover shift-work in the honey bee Apis mellifera”. AEGB Bio-Lunch Seminar series. April
2013.

Poster Presentations:
• Giannoni-Guzmán MA and McMahon DG. Role of TREK-1 twin pore K+ channels in the
photoperiodic programming of the dorsal raphe serotonin neurons Society for Research of
Biological Rhythms Meeting. May 13th 2018.
• Giannoni-Guzmán MA, Green N, Iwamoto H and McMahon DG. Role of TREK-1 channel in
the photoperiodic programming of the dorsal raphe serotonin neurons. Society for Neuroscience
Annual Meeting. November 12th, 2017.
• Giannoni-Guzmán MA, Green N, Iwamoto H and McMahon DG. Possible role of TREK-1
channel in the photoperiodic programming of the dorsal raphe serotonin neurons. RISER
conference Poster Presentation. May 20th, 2017.
• Giannoni-Guzmán MA, Alemán-Ríos J, Giray T, Agosto-Rivera JL. Individual differences in
period length and phase of circadian rhythms in honey bee foragers. Society for Neuroscience
Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. October 2015.
• Giannoni-Guzmán MA, Giray T, Agosto-Rivera JL. Shift work in foraging and fanning
behavior in the honey bee Apis mellifera. Poster CSHL Meeting, May 2-5, 2015.
• Giannoni-Guzmán MA, Aleman-Rios J, Giray T, Agosto-Rivera JL. Shift work in honey
foraging and fanning behaviors. 23rd Puerto Rico Neuroscience Meeting. Bayamón, Puerto Rico.
December 2014.
• Giannoni-Guzmán MA, Giray T, Agosto-Rivera JL. Shift work in honey foraging and fanning
behaviors. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Washington D.C. November 2014.
• Giannoni-Guzmán MA, Giray T, Agosto-Rivera JL. Direct Behavioral observations uncover
shift-work in the honey bee Apis mellifera. RISE Area conference. March 2013.
Manuel A. Giannoni-Guzmán Ph. D
Email: manuel.a.giannoni.guzman@vanderbilt.edu; Phone: (615) 936-3928
Address: Vanderbilt University 465 21st Ave. South 8274 MRB III Nashville TN, 37203
Website: mgiannoni.weebly.com
• Giannoni-Guzmán MA, Giray T, Agosto-Rivera JL. Behavioral Plasticity Of Light Signaling
Pathways To The Circadian Network In Honey Bee Apis mellifera. Society for Neuroscience
Puerto Rico Chapter, San Juan, PR. December 2012.
• Giannoni-Guzmán MA, Giray T, Agosto-Rivera JL.Plasticity Of Light Signaling Pathways To
The Circadian Network In Honey Bee Apis mellifera. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting,
New Orleans, LA. October 2012.
• Giannoni-Guzmán MA, Giray T, Agosto-Rivera JL. Plasticity Of Light Signaling Pathways To
The Circadian Network In Honey Bee Apis mellifera. Univeristy of Puerto Rico 32nd PR-LSAMP
Interdisciplinary Scientific Meeting. University of Puerto Rico Carolina. Carolina, PR. March
2012.
• Giannoni-Guzmán MA, Del Valle N, Ortiz Y, Wesemann C, Medina A, Giray T, Agosto-Rivera
JL. High-throughput Methods for Measuring Circadian Rhythms in the Honey bee Apis mellifera.
University of Puerto Rico 20th PR Neuroscience conference. San Juan, PR. November 2011.

Publications:
• Giannoni-Guzmán MA and McMahon DG. Developmental photoperiod programs TREK-1
channel response to pharmacological inhibition in serotonin neurons of the dorsal raphe nucleus.
In preparation.

• Tackenberg MC†, Giannoni-Guzmán MA†, Doll CA, Agosto-Rivera JL, Broadie K, Moore D
and McMahon DG (2018). Disruption of Circadian Clock Timing by Neonicotinoid Pesticide. In
preparation.

• Giannoni-Guzmán MA, Rivera-Rodriguez E, Aleman-Rios J, Aleman-Rios J, Giray T, Agosto-


Rivera JL, The Role of Temperature on the Development of Circadian Rhythms in Honey Bee
Workers (2018) Journal of Biological Rhythms, in preparation.

• Trespalacios R, Acuna E, Palomino V, Agosto-Rivera JL, Megret R and Giannoni-Guzmán


MA (2018). Applying Functional Data Clustering for Analyzing Circadian Cycles of Honeybees.
ICDM 2018: 20th International Conference on Data Mining Paper.

• Giannoni-Guzmán MA, Avalos A, Marrero Perez J, Otero Loperena EJ, Kayım M, Medina JA,
Massey SE, Kence M, Kence A, Giray T, Agosto-Rivera JL (2014). Measuring individual
locomotor rhythms in honey bees, paper wasps and similar sized insects. Journal of Experimental
Biology. January 16, 2014, doi: 10.1242/ jeb.096180

• Giannoni-Guzmán MA, Giray T, Agosto-Rivera JL, Stevison BK, Freeman B, Ricci P, Brown
EA, Abramson CI. “Ethanol-Induced Effects On Sting Extension Response And Punishment
Learning In The European Honey Bee (Apis Mellifera)”. PLoS ONE, (2014) PONE-D-13-49896

• Agarwal M, Giannoni Guzmán M, Morales-Matos C, Del Valle Díaz RA, Abramson CI, et al.
(2011) “Dopamine and Octopamine Influence Avoidance Learning of Honey Bees in a Place
Preference Assay”. PLoS ONE 6(9): e25371. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025371
Manuel A. Giannoni-Guzmán Ph. D
Email: manuel.a.giannoni.guzman@vanderbilt.edu; Phone: (615) 936-3928
Address: Vanderbilt University 465 21st Ave. South 8274 MRB III Nashville TN, 37203
Website: mgiannoni.weebly.com
Photographic credits:
• Biology department Calendar (2015)
• Journal of Experimental Rhythms Annual Calendar (2014)

Outreach:
Beehive showing and beekeeping talk Cupey, PR October 2013
Talk and demonstration to pre-school children about the basic biology, life and importance of
honey bees.

Filming “Secrets of the Hive” San Juan, PR February 2014


Assisted the film crew in getting key shots at various locations around campus and the San Juan
area.

Beekeeping talk San Juan, PR April 2014


Talk and demonstration at Colegio San Antonio about the biology, life and importance of honey
bees colonies and their protection.

Honey tasting Boy Scouts of America Gurabo, PR March 2015


Was part of the work team providing a honey bee talk and honey tasting in the Gurabo
Experimental Station

Biology of honey bee talk San Juan, PR April 2016


Talk and demonstration at pre-school children Centro Creativo Experimental about the basic
biology, life and importance of honey bees.

Brain Blast Nashville, TN March 2017


Was part of the work team explaining the importance of circadian rhythms to families in Nashville

Technical / Non-Technical Skills


• Honey bee colony management
• DNA/RNA extractions
• Immunohistochemistry
• MEA electrophysiology
• Scientific Writing
• Video editing
• UNIX and Python Programming Languages
• JMP Statistical Suite
• GraphPad PRISM
• Basic level MatLab programming
• Languages: Spanish and English – Fully Bilingual
• Microsoft Office Suite
• Adobe Photoshop