Benjamin Allen

Assistant Research Professor

Benjamin Allen

Research Summary

Computational approaches to protein engineering; Using protein structure to guide bioinformatics for projects including identification of malaria vaccine targets

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Publication Tags

Proteins Iron Printing Electrodes Electromagnetic Shielding Thermal Conductivity Tandem Repeat Sequences Substrates Hot Temperature Mixed Function Oxygenases Electric Conductivity Graphene Glutarates Titanium Carbide Oxides X Rays Switches Oxygenases Arginine Carbon Vanadium Hydrogen Shielding Graphite Conductive Materials

Most Recent Papers

Metal-free class Ie ribonucleotide reductase from pathogens initiates catalysis with a tyrosinederived dihydroxyphenylalanine radical

Elizabeth J. Blaesi, Gavin M. Palowitch, Kai Hu, Amelia J. Kim, Hannah R. Rose, Rahul Alapati, Marshall G. Lougee, Hee Jong Kim, Alexander T. Taguchi, Kong Ooi Tan, Tatiana Nikolaevna Laremore, Robert G. Griffin, Carsten Krebs, Megan L. Matthews, Alexey Silakov, Joseph M. Bollinger, Jr., Benjamin D. Allen, Amie Kathleen Boal, 2018, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 10022-10027

Tunable thermal transport and reversible thermal conductivity switching in topologically networked bio-inspired materials

John A. Tomko, Abdon Pena-Francesch, Huihun Jung, Madhusudan Tyagi, Benjamin D. Allen, Melik C. Demirel, Patrick E. Hopkins, 2018, Nature Nanotechnology on p. 959-964

Inkjet Printing of Self-Assembled 2D Titanium Carbide and Protein Electrodes for Stimuli-Responsive Electromagnetic Shielding

Mert Vural, Abdon Pena-Francesch, Joan Bars-Pomes, Huihun Jung, Hemanth Gudapati, Christine B. Hatter, Benjamin D. Allen, Babak Anasori, Ibrahim Tarik Ozbolat, Yury Gogotsi, Melik C. Demirel, 2018, Advanced Functional Materials

ProtaBank

Connie Y. Wang, Paul M. Chang, Marie L. Ary, Benjamin D. Allen, Roberto A. Chica, Stephen L. Mayo, Barry D. Olafson, 2018, Protein Science on p. 1113-1124

Mechanical Properties of Tandem-Repeat Proteins Are Governed by Network Defects

Abdon Pena-Francesch, Huihun Jung, Mo Segad, Ralph H. Colby, Benjamin D. Allen, Melik C. Demirel, 2018, ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering on p. 884-891

Programmable Proton Conduction in Stretchable and Self-Healing Proteins

Abdon Pena-Francesch, Huihun Jung, Michael Anthony Hickner, Madhusudan Tyagi, Benjamin D. Allen, Melik C. Demirel, 2018, Chemistry of Materials on p. 898-905

Research Update

Abdon Pena-Francesch, Natalia E. Domeradzka, Huihun Jung, Benjamin Barbu, Mert Vural, Yusuke Kikuchi, Benjamin D. Allen, Melik C. Demirel, 2018, APL Materials

Programmable molecular composites of tandem proteins with graphene oxide for efficient bimorph actuators

Mert Vural, Yu Lei, Abdon Pena-Francesch, Huihun Jung, Benjamin D. Allen, Mauricio Terrones Maldonado, Melik C. Demirel, 2017, Carbon on p. 404-412

Ultrafast laser-probing spectroscopy for studying molecular structure of protein aggregates

Huihun Jung, Chester J. Szwejkowski, Abdon Pena-Francesch, John A. Tomko, Benjamin D. Allen, Sahin Ozdemir, Patrick Hopkins, Melik C. Demirel, 2017, Analyst on p. 1434-1441

Visualizing the reaction cycle in an Iron(II)- and 2-(Oxo)-glutarate-dependent hydroxylase

Andrew J. Mitchell, Noah P. Dunham, Ryan J. Martinie, Jonathan A. Bergman, Christopher J. Pollock, Kai Hu, Benjamin D. Allen, Wei Chen Chang, Alexey Silakov, Joseph M. Bollinger, Jr., Carsten Krebs, Amie Kathleen Boal, 2017, Journal of the American Chemical Society on p. 13830-13836

High-Impact Papers

Generation of longer emission wavelength red fluorescent proteins using computationally designed libraries

Roberto A. Chica, Matthew M. Moore, Benjamin D. Allen, Stephen L. Mayo, 2010, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 20257-20262

Experimental library screening demonstrates the successful application of computational protein design to large structural ensembles

Benjamin D. Allen, Alex Nisthal, Stephen L. Mayo, 2010, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 19838-19843

An efficient algorithm for multistate protein design based on faster

Benjamin D. Allen, Stephen L. Mayo, 2010, Journal of Computational Chemistry on p. 904-916

Molecular tandem repeat strategy for elucidating mechanical properties of high-strength proteins

Huihun Jung, Abdon Pena-Francesch, Alham Saadat, Aswathy Sebastian, Dong Hwan Kim, Reginald Felix Hamilton, Istvan Albert, Benjamin D. Allen, Melik C. Demirel, 2016, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 6478-6483

Visualizing the reaction cycle in an Iron(II)- and 2-(Oxo)-glutarate-dependent hydroxylase

Andrew J. Mitchell, Noah P. Dunham, Ryan J. Martinie, Jonathan A. Bergman, Christopher J. Pollock, Kai Hu, Benjamin D. Allen, Wei Chen Chang, Alexey Silakov, Joseph M. Bollinger, Jr., Carsten Krebs, Amie Kathleen Boal, 2017, Journal of the American Chemical Society on p. 13830-13836

Programmable molecular composites of tandem proteins with graphene oxide for efficient bimorph actuators

Mert Vural, Yu Lei, Abdon Pena-Francesch, Huihun Jung, Benjamin D. Allen, Mauricio Terrones Maldonado, Melik C. Demirel, 2017, Carbon on p. 404-412

Inkjet Printing of Self-Assembled 2D Titanium Carbide and Protein Electrodes for Stimuli-Responsive Electromagnetic Shielding

Mert Vural, Abdon Pena-Francesch, Joan Bars-Pomes, Huihun Jung, Hemanth Gudapati, Christine B. Hatter, Benjamin D. Allen, Babak Anasori, Ibrahim Tarik Ozbolat, Yury Gogotsi, Melik C. Demirel, 2018, Advanced Functional Materials

Metal-free class Ie ribonucleotide reductase from pathogens initiates catalysis with a tyrosinederived dihydroxyphenylalanine radical

Elizabeth J. Blaesi, Gavin M. Palowitch, Kai Hu, Amelia J. Kim, Hannah R. Rose, Rahul Alapati, Marshall G. Lougee, Hee Jong Kim, Alexander T. Taguchi, Kong Ooi Tan, Tatiana Nikolaevna Laremore, Robert G. Griffin, Carsten Krebs, Megan L. Matthews, Alexey Silakov, Joseph M. Bollinger, Jr., Benjamin D. Allen, Amie Kathleen Boal, 2018, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 10022-10027

Programmable Proton Conduction in Stretchable and Self-Healing Proteins

Abdon Pena-Francesch, Huihun Jung, Michael Anthony Hickner, Madhusudan Tyagi, Benjamin D. Allen, Melik C. Demirel, 2018, Chemistry of Materials on p. 898-905

Tunable thermal transport and reversible thermal conductivity switching in topologically networked bio-inspired materials

John A. Tomko, Abdon Pena-Francesch, Huihun Jung, Madhusudan Tyagi, Benjamin D. Allen, Melik C. Demirel, Patrick E. Hopkins, 2018, Nature Nanotechnology on p. 959-964