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Jennifer L. Nayak, M.D.

Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Infectious Diseases

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5944

Office: (585) 275-9477

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

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Faculty Appointments

Biography

Pediatric infectious diseases

Research

My current research interests involve:

• Understanding how a child's early exposure to influenza shapes immunity and poises the immune system to respond to subsequent influenza challenge
• Utilizing CD4 T cell-mediated immunity to improve vaccines directed against pandemic strains of influenza
• Understanding how pre-existing CD4 T cells directed against influenza influence the ability of B cells to respond to influenza vaccination

Credentials

Specialties

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

Education

2000
BS | University of Rochester
Arts & Sciences

2004
MD | Univ at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Medicine

2004-2007
Pediatric Residency Training | University of Rochester, Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong

2007-2010
Fellowship | University of Rochester, Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong
Pediatrics Infectious Diseases

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/21/2007 - 07/21/2010
Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2005 - 07/20/2007
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2004 - 06/30/2005
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards

2003
Alpha Omega Alpha

1999
Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society

1999
Golden Key National Honor Society

1996 - 2000
Rush Rhees Scholarship


Bacelli Award


Merck Manual Award

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Publications

Journal Articles

2017
Tesini BL, Wright TW, Malone JE, Haidaris CG, Harber M, Sant AJ, Nayak JL, Gigliotti F. "Immunization with Pneumocystis Cross-Reactive Antigen 1 (Pca1) Protects Mice against Pneumocystis Pneumonia and Generates Antibody to Pneumocystis jirovecii." Infection and immunity.. 2017 85(4)Epub 2017 Mar 23.

2017
Alam S, Chan C, Qiu X, Shannon I, White CL, Sant AJ, Nayak JL. "Selective pre-priming of HA-specific CD4 T cells restores immunological reactivity to HA on heterosubtypic influenza infection." PloS one.. 2017 12(5):e0176407. Epub 2017 May 11.

2016
DiPiazza A, Richards KA, Knowlden ZA, Nayak JL, Sant AJ. "The Role of CD4 T Cell Memory in Generating Protective Immunity to Novel and Potentially Pandemic Strains of Influenza." Frontiers in immunology.. 2016 7:10. Epub 2016 Jan 25.

Books & Chapters

2015
Chapter Title: Epiglottitis
Book Title: Mandell, Douglas and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases
Author List: Nayak JL, Weinberg GA
Edited By: Bennett JE, Dolin R, Blaser MJ
Published By: Elsevier Saunders2015 in Philadelphia

2015
Chapter Title: Epiglottitis, laryngitis,laryngotracheitis (bacterial tracheitis), and croup (laryngotracheobronchitis)
Book Title: Contemporary Approaches to Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
Author List: Weinberg GA, Nayak JL
Edited By: Patel JA, Chonmaitree T
Published By: Future Medicine2015 in London

2015
Chapter Title: Bronchiolitis
Book Title: BMJ Point of Care Monograph
Author List: Nayak JL
Published By: On-line2015

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