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Kylie Allen
Associate Professor of Biochemistry
kdallen@vt.edu

Education:
Ph.D. Biochemistry, Washington State University, 2013
B.S. Biology, Eastern Washington University, 2007

Experience:
2024-present, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Virginia Tech

2018-2024, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Virginia Tech


2015-2018, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Gonzaga University

2013-2015, Post-doc, Department of Biochemistry, Virginia Tech

Current Members:

Thuc-Anh (Avery) Dinh 
PhD Candidate
thucanhdinh@vt.edu


 

Pierson Rucker
PhD student
parucker@vt.edu

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Priyadarshini Mukherjee
PhD student
priyadarshinim23@vt.edu

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Logan Peters
Undergraduate Student​
loganpeters@vt.edu


 

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Kimberly Lyons
Undergraduate Student
​kblyons04@vt.edu


 

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Lab party, February 2024

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Group photo, October 2023

Lab party, December 2021

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Group photo, May 2021

From left to right: Justin McKinney, Taylan Tunckanat, Aleksei Gendron, Rowan Wooldridge, Kylie Allen, Zoie Sadler

Group photo, 2020

From left to right: Rowan Wooldridge, Taylan Tunckanat, Justin McKinney, Kaleb Boswinkle, Aleksei Gendron, Kylie Allen

Group photo, 2019

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From left to right: Aleksei Gendron, Monica Labine, Taylan Tunckanat, Kylie Allen, Yamilet Macias-Orihuela, Kaleb Boswinkle

Alumni:

Isabel Frye, Undergraduate research (2022-2023), currently works as a lab tech at Georgetown University
Ryan Schurr, Undergraduate research (2021-2023), currently a PhD student at Notre Dame
Aleksei Gendron, PhD (2018-2022), Currently a post-doc at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Taylan Tunckanat, Undergraduate research and MS (2018-2022), Currently a PhD student at Boston University
Rowan Wooldridge, MS (2020-2022), Currently works at Pacific Northwest National Lab
Zoie Sadler, Undergraduate research (2020-2022), Currently in medical school at Liberty University
Ben Lewis, Undergraduate research (2020-2022), Currently MS program at the University of Florida
Andrew Pedraza, Undergraduate research (2021-2022)
Yamilet Macias-Orihuela, Undergraduate research (2019-2020), Currently in MS program in Biological Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech
Monica Labine, Undergraduate research  (2018-2019), currently in medical school 
Vincent Kim, Undergraduate research (2019), currently in pharmacy school
Kevin Brandecker, Undergraduate/thesis research at Gonzaga (2015-2017), Currently in medial school
Sarah Byquist, Undergraduate/thesis research at Gonzaga (2015-2017), Currently in medical school at the University of Washington
Lisa DePledge, Undergraduate research at Gonzaga (2015-2018), Currently in medical school at the University of Washington
Alexandra Neitz, Undergraduate/thesis research at Gonzaga (2016-2018), Currently in Molecular Biology PhD program at University of Washington
Megan Zimbelman, Undergraduate research at Gonzaga (2016-2018), Resident at UNLV School of Dental Medicine, Orthodontic Clinic
Ashley Beausoleil, Undergraduate research at Gonzaga (2017-2018), medical school bound
Thomas Cast, Undergraduate research at Gonzaga (2017-2018), Earned PhD, currently a post-doc at Colorado State University 
Ian Crawford, Undergraduate research at Gonzaga (2017-2018), medical school bound










 

Group photo, Gonzaga University, 2018

From left to right: Alex Neitz, Megan Zimbelman, Kylie Allen, Tom Cast, Ashley Beausoleil, Aleksei Gendron

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