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Karen Hecht


Karen A. Hecht, Ph.D. is the Scientific Affairs Manager at AstaReal Inc., USA.

She spent her postdoctoral tenure at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, studying the molecular biology of diatoms and their application as biosensors.

Karen earned her graduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh studying protein quality control using yeast as a model for human protein misfolding diseases. Her bachelor degree in biochemistry is from the University of Toronto, where she worked in a number of protein folding and yeast genetics labs.

Karen is a primary or contributing author on 8 peer reviewed scientific publications, including one recently recognized as an Accounts of Chemical Research (ACS) Editor’s Choice article in the Feb. 21st, 2018 issue of ACS Omega.

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