Shilpa Vashist received her Ph.D in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Penn State University. Shilpa was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the lab from March 2008 to May 2010. Shilpa went on to become a medical editor and writer.


DeSantis, M.E., E.H. Leung, E.A. Sweeny, M.E. Jackrel, M. Cushman-Nick, A. Neuhaus-Follini, S. Vashist, M.A. Sochor, M.N. Knight, and J. Shorter. (2012). Operational Plasticity Enables Hsp104 to Disaggregate Diverse Amyloid and Non-Amyloid Clients. Cell. 151:778-793. pdf file link

Vashist, S., M. Cushman, and J. Shorter. (2010). Applying Hsp104 to protein-misfolding disorders. Biochem. Cell Biol. 88:1-13. pdf file link

Chen, C.C., P.J. Schweinsberg, S. Vashist, D.P. Mareiniss, E.J. Lambie, and B.D. Grant. (2006). RAB-10 is required for endocytic recycling in the Caenorhabditis elegans intestine. Mol. Biol. Cell 17(3): 1286-97. pdf file link

Vashist, S., and D.T. Ng. (2004). Misfolded proteins are sorted by a sequential checkpoint mechanism of ER quality control. J. Cell Biol. 165(1): 41-52. pdf file link

Vashist, S., C.G. Frank, C.A. Jakob, and D.T. Ng. (2002). Two distinctly localized P-type ATPases collaborate to maintain organelle homeostasis required for glycoprotein processing and quality control. Mol. Biol. Cell 21: 3955-66. pdf file link

Vashist, S., W. Kim, W.J. Belden, E.D. Spear, C. Barlowe, and D.T. Ng. (2001). Distinct retrieval and retention mechanisms are required for the quality control of endoplasmic reticulum protein folding. J. Cell Biol. 155(3): 355-68. pdf file link

John, M.V., I. Parwez, M.V. Sivaram, S. Mehta, N. Marwah, and S. Ali (1999). Analysis of VNTR loci in fish genomes using synthetic oligodeoxynucleotide probes. Gene 172(2): 191-7. pdf file link



Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of Pennsylvania