Dr. Rudenko received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Following the completion of a postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Rudenko established herself as a trained biochemist, biophysicist and structural biologist studying disease states associated with mental health illness. Her laboratory is focused on understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying neuropsychiatric diseases and developing new strategies to treat them. As a post-doctoral fellow at UT Southwestern, Dr. Rudenko produced research findings in collaboration with Nobel Laureates Proffessors. J. Deisenhofer, T. Südhof, J. Goldstein and M. Brown.
Now as an independent investigator, she leads a laboratory that focuses on proteins implicated in autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, drug addiction, as well as other neuropsychiatric diseases. Her laboratory uses a combination of structural biology, biochemical and biophysical methods, proteomics, and chemical genomics to tackle these research questions. Dr. Rudenko is appointed as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Texas Medical Branch.