Blake Roberts grew up in Quito, Ecuador and has BA's in Biology and Studio Art from Swarthmore College. Blake was a research specialist between August 2007 and June 2008. She moonlighted as a painter. Blake went on to go to graduate school at Tufts University.


Roberts B.E., M.L. Duennwald, H. Wang, C. Chung, N.P. Lopreiato, E.A. Sweeny, M.N. Knight and J. Shorter. (2009). A synergistic small-molecule combination directly eradicates diverse prion strain structures. Nat. Chem. Biol. 5(12):936-946. pdf file link

Roberts, B.E. and J. Shorter. (2008). Escaping Amyloid Fate. Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. 15(6):544-546. pdf file link

Wang, H., M.L. Duennwald, B.E. Roberts, L.M. Rozeboom, Y.L. Zhang, A.D. Steele, R. Krishnan, L.J. Su, D. Griffin, S. Mukhopadhyay, E.J. Hennessy, P. Weigele, B.J. Blanchard, J. King, A.A. Deniz, S.L. Buchwald, V.M. Ingram, S. Lindquist, and J. Shorter. (2008). Direct and selective elimination of specific prions and amyloids by 4,5-dianilinophthalimide and analogs. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 105(20):7159-7164. pdf file link





Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of Pennsylvania