Ken Prehoda, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Ken Prehoda is an expert in molecular biology and molecular evolution. At the University of Oregon, he is a professor of chemistry and biochemistry. Ken studies how cells evolve over time and how cellular evolution can help find clues to diseases. He is particularly interested in how proteins work inside cells. Ken and his team identified an ancient mutation that contributed to evolution of multicellular animals.
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Scientists dig up proteins from the past (Science News, June 1, 2016)
Evolution (Oregon Public Broadcasting, Jan. 14, 2016)
The rise of multicelled organisms (The Washington Post, Jan. 11, 2016)
A mutation, a protein combo, and life went multicellular (Around the O, Jan. 7, 2016)