Abigail is a graduate student working towards a computational chemistry PhD in the laboratory of Dr. Rommie Amaro at the University of California, San Diego. She earned her A.B. in Chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis in 2014 and her M.S. in Physical Chemistry at UCSD in 2016. Abigail is a researcher in the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment, where she uses molecular dynamics to probe the impacts of ocean biology on the climate-relevant properties of marine aerosols. Her work focuses primarily on understanding the behavior of organic acids on the sea spray aerosol surface and in organic-aqueous phase separation. Through the Amaro lab, Abigail has also worked on various large-scale molecular dynamics projects to understand the role of lipids in viruses.
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