Emily Scarborough was an undergraduate researcher and then a research specialist in the lab from May 2011 to May 2013. Emily graduated from The University of Pennsylvania in 2012 with a BA in Chemistry. Although born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she grew up in Pocatello, Idaho. Some of her favorite hobbies include cooking, playing volleyball and reading. Emily went on to pursue her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at The University of Washington in Seattle.


Kim*, H.J., N.C.Kim*, Y.D. Wang*, E.A. Scarborough*, J. Moore*, Z. Diaz*, K.S. MacLea, B. Freibaum, S. Li, A. Molliex, A.P. Kanagaraj, R. Carter, K.B. Boylan, A.M. Wojtas, R. Rademakers, J.L. Pinkus, S.A. Greenberg, J.Q. Trojanowski, B.J. Traynor, B.N. Smith, S. Topp, A.S. Gkazi, J. Miller, C.E. Shaw, M. Kottlors, J. Kirschner, A. Pestronk, Y.R. Li, A.F. Ford, A.D. Gitler, M. Benatar, O.D. King, V.E. Kimonis, E.D. Ross, C.C. Weihl, J. Shorter, and J.P. Taylor. (2013). Mutations in prion-like domains in hnRNPA2B1 and hnRNPA1 cause multisystem proteinopathy and ALS. Nature. 495:467-473. pdf file link (*Co-first author).

M. Armakola, Higgins, M.J., Figley, M.D., Barmada, S.J., Scarborough, E.A., Diaz, Z., Fang, X., Shorter, J., Krogan, N.J., Finkbeiner, S., Farese Jr., R.V., and Gitler, A.D. (2012). Inhibition of RNA lariat debranching enzyme suppresses TDP-43 toxicity in ALS disease models. Nat. Genet. 44:1302–1309. pdf file link






Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of Pennsylvania