Yuchen’s graduate studies focused on how host histone chaperones regulate EBV latency in EBV-transformed B-cells. She identified key roles for the CAF1 and HIRA complexes in control of EBV latency. She also characterized epigenetic mechanisms that control EBV latency and reactivation. In separate studies, Yuchen characterized mechanisms by which SARS-CoV-2 induces folate metabolism to support virus-driven nucleotide biosynthetic demand. She is currently a post-doctoral fellow in the Counter lab at Duke University.