Abigail Dutton

Leib lab

Abigail Dutton is a 5th year student in the MD/PhD program at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. She attended Yale University for her undergraduate degree, where she discovered her love of research while studying the neurocognitive mechanisms of social inference in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. After graduating, she spent a year as a research technician in Clifford Woolf's lab at Boston Children's Hospital investigating the role of nociception in coordinated vaccine responses. Now, at Dartmouth, Abigail studies in the Leib Lab, where she explores the relationship between viral infection and neurodegeneration in a mouse model of neonatal herpes infection. As a proud Vermonter, she is happy to be closer to home, and loves spending her free time hiking, kayaking, and trying every flavor of ice cream the Upper Valley has to offer.


HB Hinman Box 7556

Selected Publications

  • Rosenblau, G., Korn, C. W., Dutton, A., Lee, D., & Pelphrey, K. A. (2021). Neurocognitive mechanisms of social inferences in typical and autistic adolescents. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 6(8), 782-791.