Katharine M. Harris


After completing my Bachelor's degree from UMass, Amherst I moved to Burlington, Vermont to join the Biochemistry Department in the College of Medicine as a research technician. After a few years I moved to Boston to begin graduate work in the Department of Chemistry at Boston College. While a graduate student, I privately tutored a number of students in high school and college-level chemistry. In my free time, I enjoy yoga, hiking, and spending time with family.


  • B.S., Chemistry, Commonwealth College at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Boston College


  • Journal of Peptide Science - "Best Publication Award", 2009

Research Interests

  • Protein and enzyme science
  • Protein and enzyme structure and function
  • Enzyme kinetics and regulation
  • Enzyme/protein allostery
  • Species dependent enzyme structure

Courses Taught

  • General Chemistry I
  • Biochemistry I