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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

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

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

Faculty Appointments

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

07/21/2007 - 07/21/2010
Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease 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

4/2017
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 Apr 0; 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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