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Danielle S. Murashige, MD, PhD

Dr. Murashige received her MD/PhD in biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with a BA in biology from the University of Virginia. She also completed a fellowship for the Whitaker International Program for Biomedical Engineering at the Garvan Institute for Medical Research in Sydney, Australia. She received several scholarships for research excellence, including the Hess-Newman Scholarship for Public Service and another from the American Diabetes Association.

Education and training

MD/PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania

BA, University of Virginia


Whitaker International Program Fellow, Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Publication Highlights

Yang G, Humphrey S, Murashige D, Francis D, Wang QP, Cooke K, Neely G, James D. (2018). RagC phosphorylation autoregulates mTOR complex 1. The EMBO Journal. e99548. DOI: 10.15252/embj.201899548.

Yang G, Murashige D, Humphrey S, James D (2015). A positive feedback loop between Akt and mTORC2 via SIN1 phosphorylation. Cell reports. 12. DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2015.07.016.