Abigail (Abby) Whitford

February 12, 2021 by ac2nm@virginia.edu

Abigail (Abby) Whitford

Graduate Student

Abby is a graduate student in the Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology Department at the University of Virginia.  She earned her B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Centre College in Danville, KY.  During her undergraduate career she spent time in the labs of Dr. Michelle Ozbun at the University of New Mexico and Dr. Scott Vande Pol at the University of Virginia.  In both labs she investigated Human Papillomavirus and became interested in viral research.  Abby joined the Cliffe lab in February 2021 and her research focuses on the epigenetics of HSV latency.