Elizabeth Sweeny is a graduate student in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. She has a BS from Loyola University Chicago (2007) in Chemistry. She is originally from Minnesota. In 2010, Elizabeth was awarded an American Heart Association Predoctoral fellowship. Elizabeth is a CBI scholar.
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
Sweeny, E.A., M.E. DeSantis and J. Shorter. (2011). Purification of Hsp104, a protein disaggregase. J. Vis. Exp.(55), e3190, DOI: 10.3791/3190 pdf file link
Roberts B.E., M.L. Duennwald, H. Wang, C. Chung, N.P. Lopreiato, E.A. Sweeny, M.N. Knight and J. Shorter. (2009). A synergistic small-molecule combination directly eradicates diverse prion strain structures. Nat. Chem. Biol. 5(12):936-946. pdf file link
Sweeny, E.A. and J. Shorter. (2008). Prion proteostasis: Hsp104 meets its supporting cast. Prion. 2(4): 135-40. pdf file link