The True Lab

Department of Cell Biology & Physiology

Washington University School of Medicine

Elizabeth Tank

Originally from Michigan 
B.S., Biology, B.A., German, Kalamazoo College, 2003
Ph.D., Developmental Biology, Washington University, 2008
Post-doctoral Researcher, Cynthia Kenyon lab, UCSF


  • Strawn LA, Lin CA, Tank EM, Osman MM, Simpson SA, True HL (2009). Mutants of the Paf1 Complex Alter Phenotypic Expression of the Yeast Prion [PSI+]. Mol Biol Cell. Apr;20(8):2229-41. doi:10.1091/mbc.E08-08-0813
  • Tank EM, True HL (2009). Disease-associated mutant ubiquitin causes proteasomal impairment and enhances the toxicity of protein aggregates. PLoS Genet. 5(2):e1000382. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1000382
  • True HL, Kalastavadi T, Tank EM (2008). Insights into intragenic and extragenic effectors of prion propagation using chimeric prion proteins. Prion. 2(2):45-7.
  • Tank EM, Harris DA, Desai AA, True HL (2007). Prion protein repeat expansion results in increased aggregation and reveals phenotypic variability. Mol Cell Biol.  Aug;27(15):5445-55. doi:10.1128/MCB.02127-06
  • Loercher AE, Tank EM, Delston RB, Harbour JW (2005). MITF links differentiation with cell cycle arrest in melanocytes by transcriptional activation of INK4A. J Cell Biol. 168(1):35-40. doi:10.1083/jcb.200410115