Justine Harkness, PhD

Dr. Justine Harkness



PhD in Molecular Virology and Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2015

BS in Biological Sciences, with an option in Molecular Biology, Minor in Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, 2010


Neal DeLuca, PhD


Areas of Interest

Herpes virology, reactivation from latency, chromatin remodeling during reactivation

Why I Chose Pitt

I am a native Pittsburgher and wanted to stay close to home. Pitt had a very good program for virology, and I knew I would be able to get a good graduate education. The students I talked to had time to have fun and had a good balance between lab work and free time.

Following her graduation from the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Harkness will be working at Kaplan Test Prep as a full time faculty member teaching MCAT, PCAT, DAT and OAT test prep as well as helping to develop new courses.