Prof. Karen N. Allen

Associate Editor

Department of Chemistry
Boston University
United States

Scientific career

2008 - present Professor, Department of Chemistry, Boston University
1993 - 2008 Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, School of Medicine , Boston University
1989 - 1993 American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow in X-ray Crystallography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brandeis University
1989 Ph. D. in Biochemistry, Brandeis University
1984 B. S. in Biology, Tufts University


Research areas

Research in the Allen lab is concerned with diverse aspects of protein structure, function, and design. The lab employs a multidisciplinary approach involving state-of-the-art X-ray crystallography, small-angle X-ray scattering, and spectroscopy, molecular modeling, enzymology, bioinformatics, and molecular biology to address fundamental problems at the interface of Enzymology and Structural Biology.


Thematic issue

Prof. Allen edited the thematic issue in the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry together with Christian P. Whitman and Donald Hilvert:

Enzymes in chemical transformations


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