Principal Investigator


Anna Cliffe, PhD

Principal Investigator
Phone: (434) 924-7780

Dr. Anna Cliffe received her PhD from the University of Edinburgh where she investigated the role of viral non-coding RNAs in a mouse model of gammaherpesviruses under the mentorships of Professor Tony Nash and Dr. Bernadette Dutia. After graduating, she went to Harvard Medical School to do her post-doctoral research with Dr. David Knipe, where she investigating the chromatin control of herpes simplex virus lytic and latent infection. She then moved to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to work with Dr. Mohanish Deshmukh. At UNC, Dr. Cliffe investigated the links between neuronal stress signaling and HSV-1 reactivation. Dr. Cliffe joined the faculty at UVa in 2016.

Lab Members


Austin Schinlever

Laboratory Technician
Phone: 434.924.7779

Kundu Parijat

Graduate Student

Lindsey McLelland

Medical Student

John Bennett

Undergraduate Student

Ava Roth

Undergraduate Student