Whitney Lane

Graduate Student

Whitney Lane



9052 Biomedical Science Tower 3

3501 Fifth Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15260


BS in Biology, Purdue University - Fort Wayne, 2012


Molecular Virology & Microbiology


William Klimstra, PhD

Areas of Interest

alphaviruses; innate immunity

Why I Chose Pitt

Pitt offered everything I was looking for in a graduate school.  It lives up to its reputation as a top-tier research institution with its excellent faculty and facilities.  It also fosters strongly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.  Finally, Pittsburgh as a city is a fun and vivacious place to live and work.


Lane WC, O'Connor KF, Howard AJ, Palmer KA, Visalli MA, Visalli RJ. "Extended analysis of α-methylbenzyl thiourea inhibitors that target the putative VZV portal protein, pORF54." American Society for Virology 31st Annual Meeting.  Selected for short talk. Madison, WI. 2012.