Katya Heldwein


Katya Heldwein
Home Town
Moscow, Russia
Prior Degrees

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, Diplom, Chemistry
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR,PhD, Biochemistry

Sackler Program(s)
Biochemistry, Cell, Microbiology

What is the ultimate goal of your research?

Our research is focused on developing molecular movies illustrating how herpesviruses enter cells and how progeny virions get assembled and exit the cells.

What excites you about your research?

Research is all about mysteries, unexpected turns, and surprising discoveries.

What do you like best about Sackler students?

Sackler students have inquisitiveness, high standards, and camaraderie.

What qualities distinguish the Sackler School from other graduate schools?

Collegiality among the faculty and a nurturing environment for the students is the key feature of the school.

What do you do to relax?

I love to travel and to read.

What is your favorite Boston restaurant?

Rialto (Cambridge), Les Zygomates (Boston)are favorites.

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development