Eunice Leung was a Penn Biochemistry undergraduate researcher in the lab from 2009-2011. She grew up in Hong Kong. She enjoys basketball and playing the piano. Eunice graduated in May, 2011 and went on to medical school at the University of Hong Kong (HKU).


DeSantis, M.E., E.A. Sweeny, D. Snead, E.H. Leung, M.S. Go, K. Gupta, P. Wendler, and J. Shorter. (2014). Conserved distal loop residues in the Hsp104 and ClpB middle domain contact nucleotide-binding domain 2 and enable Hsp70-dependent protein disaggregation. J. Biol. Chem. 289(2):848-867. pdf file link

DeSantis, M.E., E.H. Leung, E.A. Sweeny, M.E. Jackrel, M. Cushman-Nick, A. Neuhaus-Follini, S. Vashist, M.A. Sochor, M.N. Knight, and J. Shorter. (2012). Operational Plasticity Enables Hsp104 to Disaggregate Diverse Amyloid and Non-Amyloid Clients. Cell. 151:778-793. pdf file link

Eunice graduates!

Morgan & recently graduated Eunice!


Jim & Eunice (the Penn graduate)!



Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of Pennsylvania