Yvonne Barr

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Yvonne Barr
Born 1932 (age 83–84)
London, England
Citizenship British
Fields Virology
Alma mater University of London
Known for Epstein-Barr virus

Yvonne Barr (born 1932 in London) is a British virologist. She discovered the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) together with Michael Anthony Epstein during her PhD studies in 1964.[1][2] Barr graduated from the University of London in 1966 with a Ph.D.[3]


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  2. ^ McGrath, Paula (6 April 2014). "Cancer virus discovery helped by delayed flight". BBC News, Health. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Whonamedit - Yvonne Barr". Ole Daniel Enersen. Retrieved 27 December 2013.