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Jennifer Barnas, M.D., Ph.D.

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Appointment: (585) 486-0901

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Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology


Professional Background

Dr. Jennifer L. Barnas practices both allergy/immunology and rheumatology specialties with medical board certification in internal medicine, allergy/immunology, and rheumatology. She sees patients in both rheumatology and allergy at the Lattimore Road office (585-486-0901 for rheumatology patients and 585-486-0930 for allergy/immunology patients). She is completing the ABIM research track at the University of Rochester. Her current research interests include the pathophysiology of systemic lupus with a focus on lupus nephritis.


Research interests of Dr. Barnas include the cellular interactions within the renal microenvironment of lupus nephritis and how this contributes to the pathophysiology of human systemic lupus.



  • Allergy and Immunology - American Board of Allergy and Immunology
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology - American Board of Allergy and Immunology


MD, PhD | University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2014 - 7/31/2019
Fellowship in Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2013 - 06/24/2014
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/25/2012 - 06/30/2013
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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AAI Early Career Faculty Travel Grant
Sponsor: American Association of Immunologists

Master Class in the SLE Basic and Clinical Sciences Attendee
Sponsor: Lupus 21st Century Conference
Location: Armonk, NY

Eugene A. Gorzynski Travel Award
Sponsor: University at Buffalo
Location: Buffalo, NY

Ernest Witebsky Memorial Award for Proficiency in Microbiology
Sponsor: University at Buffalo
Location: Buffalo, NY

American Society of Animal Science Scholarship Award
Sponsor: American Society of Animal Science
Location: Ithaca, NY

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Journal Articles

Barnas JL, Looney RJ, Anolik JH. "B cell targeted therapies in autoimmune disease." Current opinion in immunology.. 2019 Dec 0; 61:92-99. Epub 2019 Nov 14.

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.

Gao L, Slack M, Barnas JL, McDavid A, Anolik J, Looney RJ. "Correction to: Cell Senescence in Lupus." Current rheumatology reports.. 2019 May 23; 21(7):32. Epub 2019 May 23.