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Jennifer Howitt Anolik, M.D., Ph.D.

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 486-0901

Fax: (585) 442-3214

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Research Labs

The lab focuses on mechanisms of B cell tolerance in systemic lupus, bone marrow B cell development, and B cell regulation by the innate immune system and of the bone compartment in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Both translational approaches and murine models are utilized to study the diversity of B cell roles in systemic autoimmunity.

Visit The lab focuses on mechanisms of B cell tolerance in systemic lupus, bone marrow B cell development, and B cell regulation by the innate immune system and of the bone compartment in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Both translational approaches and murine models are utilized to study the diversity of B cell roles in systemic autoimmunity. Lab Website

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology

Biography

Dr. Anolik is an adult rheumatologist who practices in the University of Rochester's Lupus Clinic. Her research interests include the role of B cells in the pathophysiology of human systemic lupus, the study of new immuno-modulatory treatments for lupus, and B cell regulation of bone homeostasis in rheumatoid arthritis. As part of the research group at the University of Rochester she has been one of the pioneers in the use of B-cell depletion for the therapy of autoimmune diseases and investigation of the effects of B cell depletion on immune function in SLE patients. She has also pioneered the use of tonsil and bone marrow biopsy as a means of probing immune dysregulation in autoimmune diseases, including SLE and RA.

Research

Dr. Anolik's research interests include the role of B cells in the pathophysiology of human systemic lupus, the study of new immuno-modulatory treatments for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, and autoantibody independent functions for B cells including interaction with T cells, the innate immune compartment, and bone cells. As part of the research group at the University of Rochester she has been one of the pioneers in the use of B-cell depletion for the therapy of autoimmune diseases and investigation of the effects of B cell depletion on immune function in SLE patients. She has also pioneered the use of tonsil and bone marrow biopsy as a means of probing immune dysregulation in autoimmune diseases, including SLE and RA.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

1988
BA | Swarthmore College
Chemistry

1994
PhD | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent
Biochemistry

1996
MD | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1999 - 06/30/2001
Fellowship in Rheumatology at University of Rochester Medical Center - GME Office

07/01/1997 - 06/30/1999
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center - GME Office

07/01/1996 - 06/30/1997
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center - GME Office

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Awards

2015
American Society for Clinical Investigation

2008
Eisenberg Memorial Lupus Lectureship
Sponsor: University of MO-Columbia
Location: Columbia, MO

2006 - 2008
Lawrence Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow

2005
Edmund Dubois Memorial Lectureship Award
Sponsor: American College of Rheumatology

2003
Buswell Fellowship
Sponsor: University of Rochester Dept of Medicine
Location: Rochester, NY

2001
Rheumatology Fellow Award
Sponsor: American College of Rheumatology

2000 - 2002
NIH Training Grant T32-AI07169-16
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

1999 - 2000
Stuber Fellowship
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

1999
Raphael Dolin Resident Research Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

1994 - 1996
Medical Scientist Training Program Scholarship
Sponsor: NIH
Location: University of Rochester

1991 - 1992
Stotz Fellowship
Sponsor: University of Rochester Biochemisty Dept
Location: Rochester, NY

1988 - 1990
Medical Scientist Training Program Scholarship
Sponsor: NIH
Location: University of Rochester

1988 - 1989
Dean's Letter of Recognition
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

1988
Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
Location: Swathmore College

1988
Outstanding Senior Chemistry Student Award
Sponsor: American Institutue ofChemists
Location: Swathmore College

1988
Phi Beta Kappa
Location: Swathmore College

1987
Summer Research Fellowship
Sponsor: Dana Foundation
Location: Swathmore College

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Publications

Journal Articles

10/17/2019
Bocharnikov AV, Keegan J, Wacleche VS, Cao Y, Fonseka CY, Wang G, Muise ES, Zhang KX, Arazi A, Keras G, Li ZJ, Qu Y, Gurish MF, Petri M, Buyon JP, Putterman C, Wofsy D, James JA, Guthridge JM, Diamond B, Anolik JH, Mackey MF, Alves SE, Nigrovic PA, Costenbader KH, Brenner MB, Lederer JA, Rao DA, . "PD-1hiCXCR5- T peripheral helper cells promote B cell responses in lupus via MAF and IL-21." JCI insight.. 2019 Oct 17; 4(20)Epub 2019 Oct 17.

10/2019
Arazi A, Rao DA, Berthier CC, Davidson A, Liu Y, Hoover PJ, Chicoine A, Eisenhaure TM, Jonsson AH, Li S, Lieb DJ, Zhang F, Slowikowski K, Browne EP, Noma A, Sutherby D, Steelman S, Smilek DE, Tosta P, Apruzzese W, Massarotti E, Dall'Era M, Park M, Kamen DL, Furie RA, Payan-Schober F, Pendergraft WF, McInnis EA, Buyon JP, Petri MA, Putterman C, Kalunian KC, Woodle ES, Lederer JA, Hildeman DA, Nusbaum C, Raychaudhuri S, Kretzler M, Anolik JH, Brenner MB, Wofsy D, Hacohen N, Diamond B, . "Publisher Correction: The immune cell landscape in kidneys of patients with lupus nephritis." Nature immunology.. 2019 Oct 0; 20(10):1404.

8/2019
Dieudonné Y, Gies V, Guffroy A, Keime C, Bird AK, Liesveld J, Barnas JL, Poindron V, Douiri N, Soulas-Sprauel P, Martin T, Meffre E, Anolik JH, Korganow AS. "Transitional B cells in quiescent SLE: An early checkpoint imprinted by IFN." Journal of autoimmunity.. 2019 Aug 0; 102:150-158. Epub 2019 May 10.

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