Anmon Kohen, Ph.D.
Prof. Amnon Kohen is a Professor of Chemistry and of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Amnon was born and raised in Israel. He received his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry in 1989 from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and D.Sc. degree in 1994 from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. After training with Prof. Karen Anderson at Yale he was a postdoctorial fellow with Prof. Judith Klinman at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1999, he moved to the University of Iowa. His main interest is Enzymology, Bioorganic and Biophysical chemistry. His group studies the mechanisms by which enzymes activate C-H bonds, a research that focuses on the relationship between enzyme structure, dynamics, and catalysis. The group also pursues new mechanisms in DNA biosynthesis and medical and technological applications of biological catalysts.