Ann Wiegand, M.S.

Ann Wiegand, M.S.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute


Ann earned her M.S. degree in biomedical science from Hood College.  Early in her career, she developed the HIV Single-Copy Assay (SCA) for measurements of HIV viral load.  More recently, Ann contributed to the development of an ultrasensitive method to investigate HIV expression in single cells, and she validated and automated a droplet digital PCR assay to quantify HIV-infected cells in vivo.  She received a Federal Technology Transfer Award and an NCI Group Merit Award in 2012.

Areas of Expertise

HIV Phylogenetic Analysis
HIV Viral Persistence
HIV Assay Development
HIV Sequence Analysis
HIV Molecular Genetics
HIV Therapeutic Interventions &amp Resistance Mechanisms