Michelle was a research specialist in the lab from August 2009-August 2010. Michelle graduated as a Vagelos Scholar from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Biochemistry and a M.S. in Chemistry. She was born in the Philippines and grew up in the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys volleyball, tennis, and playing the guitar. Michelle went on to pursue her MD at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Torrente, M.P., E. Chuang, M.M. Noll, M.E. Jackrel, M.S. Go, and J. Shorter. (2016). Mechanistic insights into Hsp104 potentiation. J. Biol. Chem. doi:10.1074/jbc.M115.707976 pdf file link
Sweeny, E.A., M.E. Jackrel, M.S. Go, M.A. Sochor, B.M. Razzo, M.E. DeSantis, K. Gupta, and J. Shorter. (2015). The Hsp104 N-terminal domain enables disaggregase plasticity and potentiation. Mol. Cell. 57(5):836-849. pdf file link
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
Johnson, S.A*, B.M. Stinson*, M. Go*, L.M. Carmona*, J.I. Reminick*, X.Fang*, T. Baumgart. (2010). Temperature dependent phase behavior and protein partitioning in giant plasma membrane vesicles. Biochem. Biophys. Acta. - Biomembranes. 1798(7):1427-35.pdf file link (*Authors contributed equally to this work).
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