Jennifer L. Nayak, M.D.

Jennifer L. Nayak, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 690
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-9477

Research Bio

My current research interests involve understanding the role of CD4 T cells in primary and secondary influenza infection. I am currently using a murine model to determine the effect of secondary influenza infection on the magnitude and kinetics of the CD4 T cell response to individual conserved and nonconserved CD4 T cell epitopes. I am also examining the effect of increasing MHC class III diversity of the CD4 T cell response to influenza.

Awards & Honors (National)

Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society 1999
Golden Key National Honor Society 1999

Awards & Honors (Local)

Rush Rhees Scholarship 1996 - 2000

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 7 available »

2013 Aug 1
Nayak JL, Alam S, Sant AJ. "Cutting edge: Heterosubtypic influenza infection antagonizes elicitation of immunological reactivity to hemagglutinin." The Journal of immunology : official journal of the American Association of Immunologists.. 2013 Aug 1; 191(3):1001-5. Epub 2013 Jun 21.
2013 Jan 15
Nayak JL, Fitzgerald TF, Richards KA, Yang H, Treanor JJ, Sant AJ. "CD4+ T-cell expansion predicts neutralizing antibody responses to monovalent, inactivated 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1) virus subtype H1N1 vaccine." The Journal of infectious diseases.. 2013 Jan 15; 207(2):297-305. Epub 2012 Nov 12.
2012 Aug
Nayak JL, Sant AJ. "Loss in CD4 T-cell responses to multiple epitopes in influenza due to expression of one additional MHC class II molecule in the host." Immunology. 2012 Aug; 136(4):425-36.
2012 May 1
Chaves FA, Lee AH, Nayak JL, Richards KA, Sant AJ. "The utility and limitations of current Web-available algorithms to predict peptides recognized by CD4 T cells in response to pathogen infection." The Journal of immunology : official journal of the American Association of Immunologists.. 2012 May 1; 188(9):4235-48. Epub 2012 Mar 30.
2011 Mar
Nayak JL, Sant AJ. "T cell immunology for the clinician." The Pediatric infectious disease journal.. 2011 Mar; 30(3):248-50.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Pediatric Infectious Diseases - American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

MD | Medicine | Univ at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences2004
BS | Arts & Sciences | University of Rochester2000

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/21/2007 - 07/21/2010
Residency in Pediatrics at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/01/2005 - 07/20/2007
Internship in Pediatrics at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/01/2004 - 06/30/2005