Dr. Dudley has been with the Department of Microbiology at The University of Texas at Austin since 1983; first as an assistant professor, then associate, then full professor in 1996 to the present. She is a past recipient of the Sigma Chi Award for best Ph.D. Thesis submitted from the University of Texas Graduate School in Houston, winning this award in 1979. She was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow from 1978 to 1981 with Nobel Laureate, Harold Varmus. She was awarded a Cancer Research Institute Inc. Fellowship in 1981. In 1984, Dr. Dudley was selected for inclusion in the 1984 Esquire Magazine Register of "Outstanding Americans Under Age 40". She has been a reviewer for the NIH, the State of Louisiana Health Excellence Fung, the NSF Eukaryotic Genetics Review Panel, the American Cancer Society Virology and Molecular Genetics Review Panel, and the U.S. Army Breast Cancer Research Program. Dr. Dudley has served as an ad hoc reviewer for the following scientific journals:J.Virology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Virology, Biochemistry, Nucleic Acids Research, Journal of Immunology, Cancer Research, Virus Research and Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia.