Justine Harkness, PhD

Why did you choose the University of Pittsburgh?

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.

Education & Training

  • 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