Allison Didychuk

Allison Didychuk joins Yale as an Assistant Professor  in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. Her research focuses on understanding the fundamental biology of macromolecular machines encoded by herpesviruses. As the Rhee Family Fellow of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation at the University of California, Berkeley, she solved the structure of a novel accessory factor required for viral genome packaging in Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus. She was recently awarded the Damon Runyon-Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists to continue her work on oncogenic herpesviruses. Professor Didychuk received her Ph.D. in Biophysics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017.