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Erica Gorenberg, Ph.D.

Department: Biochemistry and Biophysics,
University of Pennsylvania


2015 B.S. in Biology — Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA

2020 Ph.D. in Neuroscience — Yale University, New Haven, CT

2020-Present PennPORT fellow, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics — University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Research Mentor: James Shorter, Ph.D.
Research Topic: Identification of factors affecting yeast disaggregase and chaperone protein function.

Teaching Interests: Cell biology, Neurobiology, Biology for non-science majors


Gorenberg, E.L., Zhao, H.R., Bishai, J., Chou, V., Wirak, G.S., Lam. T.T., Chandra, S.S. Identification of palmitoyl protein thioesterase 1 substrates defines roles for synaptic depalmitoylation. BioRxiv Preprint.

Taguchi, Y. V., Gorenberg, E.L., Nagy, M., Thrasher, D., Fenton, W.A., Volpicelli-Daley, L., Horwich, A.L., Chandra, S.S. Hsp110 Mitigates α-Synuclein Pathology In Vivo. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. November, 2019.

Gorenberg, E.L., Chandra, S.S. The Function of Co-Chaperones in Synaptic Proteostasis and Neurodegenerative Disease. Frontiers in Neuroscience. May 19, 2017.


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