Esin Gurpinar was a Penn undergraduate student majoring in Biochemistry. She worked in the lab from September 2012 to July 2014. She was also a member of the Penn World Scholars program and the Assembly of International Students at Penn. Esin is from Cyprus in the Mediterranean. She graduated in 2014 and went on to work as a research specialist with Andrew Kruse at Harvard University.


Sweeny, E.A.^, A. Tariq, E. Gurpinar, M.S. Go, M.A. Sochor, Z.Y. Kan, L. Mayne, S.W. Englander, and J. Shorter^. (2020). Structural and mechanistic insights into Hsp104 function revealed by synchrotron x-ray footprinting. J. Biol. Chem. 295(6):1517–1538. pdf file link (^Co-corresponding author).

Tariq, A.*, J. Lin*, M.E. Jackrel*, C.D. Hesketh, P.J. Carman, K.L. Mack, R. Weitzman, C. Gambogi, O.A. Hernandez Murillo, E.A. Sweeny, E. Gurpinar, A.L. Yokom, S.N. Gates, K. Yee, S. Sudesh, J. Stillman, A.N. Rizo, D.R. Southworth, and J. Shorter. (2019). Mining disaggregase sequence space to safely counter TDP-43, FUS, and alpha-synuclein proteotoxicity. Cell Rep. 28(8):2080–2095. pdf file link (*Co-first author).

Esin poster

Esin at her senior poster session.






Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of Pennsylvania