Amie K. Boal

Amie K. Boal

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  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
326 Chemistry Building
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 867-2863


  1. Ph.D. Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, 2008
  2. B.A. Chemistry, Pomona College, 2002

Honors and Awards:

  1. Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, 2018
  2. NIH Pathway to Independence Award, 2012
  3. NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2011-2012
  4. American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2010-2011

Selected Publications:

Boal, A. K., Grove, T. L., McLaughlin, M. I., Yennawar, N. H., Booker, S. J., and Rosenzweig, A. C. Structural basis for methyl transfer by a radical SAM enzyme. Science, 2011, 332, 1089-1092.

Boal, A. K., Cotruvo, J. A., Jr., Stubbe, J., and Rosenzweig, A. C. Structural basis for activation of class Ib ribonucleotide reductase. Science, 2010, 329, 1526-1530.

Boal, A. K., and Rosenzweig, A. C. Crystal structures of cisplatin bound to a human copper chaperone. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 14196-14197.

Boal, A. K., Genereux, J. C., Sontz, P. A., Gralnick, J. A., Newman, D. K., and Barton, J. K. Redox signaling between DNA repair proteins for efficient lesion detection. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2009, 106, 15237-15242.