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Allison Didychuk, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Allison Didychuk, PhD

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Allison Didychuk was born in northern Manitoba (Canada). Allison made her way south to the University of Jamestown in North Dakota, where she majored in Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics (B.S. 2012). She then did her Ph.D. in Biophysics with Dr. Samuel Butcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying the assembly of the yeast spliceosome (Ph.D. 2017). She moved to the University of California, Berkeley for postdoctoral training with Dr. Britt Glaunsinger, where she studied essential steps of herpesvirus replication. She joined the Yale faculty in 2022 as an Assistant Professor in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, where she continues to use diverse approaches - structural biology, molecular virology, single-molecule biophysics, and functional genomics - to understand how herpes viruses work. Click here to visit the Didychuk lab webpage.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    University of California, Berkeley (2022)
  • PhD
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, Biophysics (2017)
  • BS
    University of Jamestown, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics (2012)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
AFOSR Young Investigator Program Air Force Office of Scientific Research2024
NIAID New Innovators AwardNIAID2022
Damon Runyon-Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough ScientistsDamon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation2022

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