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Karen Hammerstone

Karen Hammerstone is a Visiting Instructor in the Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences Department at UMass Lowell.
Karen HammerstoneVisiting Instructor
  • CollegeZuckerberg College of Health Sciences
  • DepartmentBiomedical & Nutritional Sciences
  • Phone(978) 934-4671
  • Fax(978) 934-4704
  • OfficeWeed Hall - 222C

Research Interests

Prior to teaching, Karen worked for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals as a protein chemist in product development. Her research focused on purification of novel proteins as potential drug therapeutics. She received a patent for the purification process of one protein, recombinant Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2. She received a bachelor of science degree in biology from Cornell University and a master of arts degree in biology from Harvard University. Her master's degree thesis focused on protein refolding.


  • MA: Biology, (1996), Harvard University - Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • BA: Biology, (1991), Cornell University - Ithaca, New York


Karen Hammerstone is teaching Anatomy and Physiology laboratories at UMass Lowell.