Elizabeth Boehm assists the firm in biotechnology patent prosecution, and has extensive knowledge in the areas of biochemistry, molecular biology and biophysics. She has assisted with application drafting, patent prosecution and freedom-to-operate searches.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Elizabeth was a post-doctoral research fellow in Johannes Walter’s lab at Harvard Medical School. There, she utilized Xenopus laevis nuclear extracts and biochemical techniques such as DNA replication and repair assays, immunodepletion, and protein purification to study the mechanism of DNA interstrand cross-link repair.

Elizabeth was previously a graduate research assistant in Todd Washington’s lab at the University of Iowa. As a graduate student, Elizabeth utilized in vitro and biophysical techniques such as single molecule fluorescence and X-ray crystallography to study the protein complex that forms at replication forks stalled by damaged DNA. Elizabeth’s graduate work resulted in several publications of research articles, review papers, essays and methods papers, as well as a talk at a national conference.
  • Subramanian Doctoral Thesis Award in Biochemistry
  • Marion David Francis Innovator Award



Scientific Publications

Boehm EM., et al. (2016) "Quantifying the Assembly of Multicomponent Molecular Machines by Single-Molecule Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy." Methods in Enzymology. PMID: 27793278.

Boehm EM., et al. (2016) "R.I.P. to the PIP: PCNA-binding motif no longer considered specific: PIP motifs and other related sequences are not distinct entities and can bind multiple proteins involved in genome maintenance." Bioessays. PMID: 27539869.

Boehm EM., et al. (2016) "PCNA tool belts and polymerase bridges form during translesion synthesis." Nucleic Acids Research. PMID: 27325737.

Kondratick CM, Boehm EM., et al. (2016) "Identification of New Mutations at the PCNA Subunit Interface that Block Translesion Synthesis." PLoS One. PMID: 27258147.

Boehm EM., et al. (2016) "The Many Roles of PCNA in Eukaryotic DNA Replication." Enzymes. PMID: 27241932.

Boehm EM., et al. (2016) "The Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen (PCNA)-interacting Protein (PIP) Motif of DNA Polymerase Eta Mediates its Interaction with the C-terminal Domain of Rev1. J. Biol. Chem. PMID: 26903512.

Dieckman LM*., Boehm EM*., et al. (2013) "Distinct Structural Alterations in Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen block DNA Mismatch Repair." Biochemistry. PMID: 23869605.
  • Great Dog Rescue New England volunteer

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Elizabeth Boehm assists the firm in biotechnology patent prosecution, and has extensive knowledge in the areas of biochemistry, molecular biology and biophysics. She has assisted with application drafting, patent prosecution and freedom-to-operate searches.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Elizabeth was a post-doctoral research fellow in Johannes Walter’s lab at Harvard Medical School. There, she utilized Xenopus laevis nuclear extracts and biochemical techniques such as DNA replication and repair assays, immunodepletion, and protein purification to study the mechanism of DNA interstrand cross-link repair.

Elizabeth was previously a graduate research assistant in Todd Washington’s lab at the University of Iowa. As a graduate student, Elizabeth utilized in vitro and biophysical techniques such as single molecule fluorescence and X-ray crystallography to study the protein complex that forms at replication forks stalled by damaged DNA. Elizabeth’s graduate work resulted in several publications of research articles, review papers, essays and methods papers, as well as a talk at a national conference.
  • Subramanian Doctoral Thesis Award in Biochemistry
  • Marion David Francis Innovator Award

Scientific Publications

Boehm EM., et al. (2016) "Quantifying the Assembly of Multicomponent Molecular Machines by Single-Molecule Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy." Methods in Enzymology. PMID: 27793278.

Boehm EM., et al. (2016) "R.I.P. to the PIP: PCNA-binding motif no longer considered specific: PIP motifs and other related sequences are not distinct entities and can bind multiple proteins involved in genome maintenance." Bioessays. PMID: 27539869.

Boehm EM., et al. (2016) "PCNA tool belts and polymerase bridges form during translesion synthesis." Nucleic Acids Research. PMID: 27325737.

Kondratick CM, Boehm EM., et al. (2016) "Identification of New Mutations at the PCNA Subunit Interface that Block Translesion Synthesis." PLoS One. PMID: 27258147.

Boehm EM., et al. (2016) "The Many Roles of PCNA in Eukaryotic DNA Replication." Enzymes. PMID: 27241932.

Boehm EM., et al. (2016) "The Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen (PCNA)-interacting Protein (PIP) Motif of DNA Polymerase Eta Mediates its Interaction with the C-terminal Domain of Rev1. J. Biol. Chem. PMID: 26903512.

Dieckman LM*., Boehm EM*., et al. (2013) "Distinct Structural Alterations in Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen block DNA Mismatch Repair." Biochemistry. PMID: 23869605.


  • Great Dog Rescue New England volunteer