K. Barbara Schowen

K. Barbara Schowen
  • Professor Emerita

Contact Info

3035 Malott Hall
1251 Wescoe Hall Dr
Lawrence, KS 66045


B.A., Wellesley College, 1960
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1964


Solvent Effects on Mechanisms of Enzyme-Catalyzed Reactions


Research Interests 

Organic chemistry: bioorganic reaction mechanisms, enzymic and proton-transfer catalysis, solvent effects, solvent isotope effects.

Selected Publications

Schowen, K.B.; Limbach, H.-H.; Denisov, G.S. and Schowen, R.L., "Hydrogen bonds and proton transfer in general-catalytic transition-state stabilization in enzyme catalysis," Biochimica et Biophysica Acta2000 1458, 43-62.

Tian, J.; Tan, J.; Schowen, K.B. and Schowen, R.L., "The Role of the Medium in Solvent Isotope Effects on Serine Protease Action," Can. J. Chem., 199977, 781-786.