Ken Prehoda, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Ken Prehoda

Practice Areas: Molecular Biology, Molecular Evolution

Faculty bio | The Prehoda Lab | 541-346-5030

Ken Prehoda is an academic expert in molecular biology and molecular evolution. 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.

Recent Media: 
Mutation for multicellular life was a backbone changer (Around the O, Nov. 15, 2016)
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)