Kylie Allen, an assistant professor of biochemistry, is one of a number of new faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences this academic year.

New positions were identified to bring talent to the college's focus areas, including food, health, the environment, and community viability. The new faculty members are distributed across teaching, research, and Extension.

Allen’s research is focused on characterizing unusual enzymes and coenzymes in methanogenic archaea using enzymology and molecular genetics techniques.

She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Eastern Washington University and her doctorate in biochemistry from Washington State University.