Associate Professor of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University

Alex Evilevitch is an Associate Professor of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University. His group uses biophysical approaches in order to learn about the fundamental physical principles that control viral genome encapsidation and release as well as capsid stability.

Their findings provide tools for the rational design of therapeutic agents that selectively interfere with the encapsidation process, and in addition, tools to improve encapsidation in vitro in order to make stable vectors for gene delivery.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Physics, CMU


    Lund University, PhD


  • 2012
    Chemical mapping of DNA and counter-ion content inside phage by energy-filtered TEM, Journal of Biological Physics 38