Heather was a research specialist in the lab from June 2010-June 2011. Heather is originally from San Francisco, CA. She graduated from Haverford College in 2010 with a B.S. in Chemistry. Heather went on to pursue her M.D. at Thomas Jefferson University: Jefferson Medical College.


Seither, K.M., H.A. McMahon, N. Singh, H. Wang, M. Cushman-Nick, G.L. Montalvo, W.F. DeGrado, and J. Shorter. (2014). Specific aromatic foldamers potently inhibit spontaneous and seeded Aβ42 and Aβ43 fibril assembly. Biochem. J. 464:85-98. pdf file link

Edelstein, L., M.A. Stetz, H.A. McMahon, C.H. Londergan. (2010). The effects of alpha-helical structure and cyanylated cysteine on each other. J. Phys. Chem. B. 114(14):4931-6. pdf file link

McMahon, H.A., K.N. Alfieri, K.A. Clark, C.H. Londergan. (2010). Cyanylated Cysteine: A Covalently Attached Vibrational Probe of Protein-Lipid Contacts. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 1(5):850-855. pdf file link




Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of Pennsylvania