Dmitry Lyumkis

Assistant Professor

Laboratory of Genetics

Hearst Foundation Developmental Chair

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Salk researchers accelerate, expand COVID-19 research

LA JOLLA—As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across the globe, the Salk Institute joins in efforts to understand the fundamental science behind the novel coronavirus to pave the way to treatments …


Imaging study of key viral structure shows how HIV drugs work at atomic level

LA JOLLA—Salk scientists have discovered how a powerful class of HIV drugs binds to a key piece of HIV machinery. By solving, for the first time, three-dimensional structures of this …


Salk scientists find way to quantify how well cutting-edge microscopy technique works

LA JOLLA—In 2017, Salk scientists reported that tilting a frozen protein sample as it sat under an electron microscope was an effective approach to acquiring better information about its structure …


Decoding the structure of an RNA-based CRISPR system

LA JOLLA—Over the past several years, CRISPR-Cas9 has moved beyond the lab bench and into the public zeitgeist. This gene-editing tool holds promise for correcting defects inside individual cells and …


Electron microscopy provides new view of tiny virus with therapeutic potential

LA JOLLA—The imaging method called cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) allows researchers to visualize the shapes of biological molecules with an unprecedented level of detail. Now a team led by researchers from …


Salk promotes Dmitry Lyumkis to assistant professor

LA JOLLA—The Salk Institute has promoted structural biologist Dmitry Lyumkis to the rank of assistant professor for his significant early contributions to the up-and-coming field of electron microscopy known as …


Tilted microscopy technique better reveals protein structures

LA JOLLA—The conventional way of placing protein samples under an electron microscope during cryo-EM experiments may fall flat when it comes to getting the best picture of a protein’s structure. …


Salk scientists crack the structure of HIV machinery

LA JOLLA—Salk Institute scientists have solved the atomic structure of a key piece of machinery that allows HIV to integrate into human host DNA and replicate in the body, which …


Multi-institutional collaboration uncovers how molecular machines assemble

Ribosomes churn out new proteins within a cell and are, themselves, intricate blends of RNA and protein. A multi-institutional collaboration has now solved the structure of a crucial piece of …

Helmsley-Salk fellow garners prestigious microscopy award

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Helmsley-Salk Fellow Dmitry Lyumkis has been awarded the 2016 George Palade Award by the Microscopy Society of America. The award …


Protein structure illuminates how viruses take over cells

LA JOLLA—Using cutting-edge imaging technology, Salk Institute and Harvard Medical School researchers have determined the structure of a protein complex that lets viruses similar to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) …


Salk Fellows Dmitry Lyumkis and Patrick Hsu receive NIH Director’s Early Independence Award

LA JOLLA–Salk Fellows Dmitry Lyumkis and Patrick Hsu are among 16 scientists nationwide to receive the Director’s Early Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The award supports …


First appointment in new Salk Fellows Program

LA JOLLA—The Salk has launched a new initiative called the Salk Fellows Program. The program brings scientists from broad disciplines to the Institute to trigger innovation and perpetuate the collaborative …


Education

BS, University of California San Diego
PhD, The Scripps Research Institute


Awards & Honors

  • Helmsley-Salk Fellow, 2014-2017
  • National Institute of Health Director’s Early Independence Award, 2015
  • George Palade Award, 2016