Allen, Karen

Karen Allen Leads the Bridge Project: Functional Assignment in HAD Superfamily Phsphotransferases

Professor Karen Allen is leading the HAD Bridge Project of the NIH U54 award to the University of Illinois entitled “Collaborative Center for an Enzyme Function Initiative,” ($25 million over 4 years, John Gerlt, PI).  Known as “GLUE Grants,” these prestigious awards provide resources to currently funded scientists to form research teams to tackle complex […]


Karen Allen research reported in Nature

Karen Allen research reported in Nature solves how the enzyme acetoacetate decarboxylase (AADase) works in cell environment Professor Karen Allen, an internationally renown crystallographer in the Department of Chemistry and her colleagues, BU graduate student Meng-Chiao Ho and post-doctoral associate Jean-Francois Menetret, and Hiro Tsuruta of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource of the National Accelerator […]

Department of Chemistry welcomes Professor Karen Allen, world renowned crystallographer, to faculty

Karen Allen, a distinguished research scientist in biochemistry and structural biology has joined the Department of Chemistry. Most recently on the faculty of the Boston University Medical School, she has made seminal contributions to the understanding of protein structure and function through X-ray diffraction and chemical kinetic studies. Professor Allen’s training spans the fields of […]