Michelle was a research specialist in the lab from August 2009-August 2010. Michelle graduated as a Vagelos Scholar from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Biochemistry and a M.S. in Chemistry. She was born in the Philippines and grew up in the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys volleyball, tennis, and playing the guitar. Michelle went on to pursue her MD at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


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).

Torrente, M.P., E. Chuang, M.M. Noll, M.E. Jackrel, M.S. Go, and J. Shorter. (2016). Mechanistic insights into Hsp104 potentiation. J. Biol. Chem. 291(10):5101-5115. pdf file link

Sweeny, E.A., M.E. Jackrel, M.S. Go, M.A. Sochor, B.M. Razzo, M.E. DeSantis, K. Gupta, and J. Shorter. (2015). The Hsp104 N-terminal domain enables disaggregase plasticity and potentiation. Mol. Cell. 57(5):836-849. pdf file link

DeSantis, M.E., E.A. Sweeny, D. Snead, E.H. Leung, M.S. Go, K. Gupta, P. Wendler, and J. Shorter. (2014). Conserved distal loop residues in the Hsp104 and ClpB middle domain contact nucleotide-binding domain 2 and enable Hsp70-dependent protein disaggregation. J. Biol. Chem. 289(2):848-867. pdf file link

Johnson, S.A*, B.M. Stinson*, M. Go*, L.M. Carmona*, J.I. Reminick*, X.Fang*, T. Baumgart. (2010). Temperature dependent phase behavior and protein partitioning in giant plasma membrane vesicles. Biochem. Biophys. Acta. - Biomembranes. 1798(7):1427-35.pdf file link (*Authors contributed equally to this work).



Michelle unveils lab blanket!






Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of Pennsylvania