Alyson Barnes

Aly BarnesMGM Graduate Student (2017)
Ko Lab



Research Interests:
I received Bachelor degrees in Biology and Philosophy at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. I began undergraduate research in 2013 in Dr. Judith White’s lab focusing on Ebola small-molecule inhibitors. My thesis was titled Small Molecular Ebola Virus Inhibitors: Identification and Mechanism of Action. The summer of 2016, I interned at the NIH in Dr. Nancy Sullivan’s lab working on a potential Ebola vaccine.

I chose to continue my studies at Duke because the scientific diversity and opportunities for collaboration would shape me into a well-rounded scientist.

Personal Interests:
Outside of science, I enjoy backpacking, cooking, reading, and any outdoor activity with my pup, Ace.