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

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 486-0901

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Research Labs

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology


Professional Background

Dr. Jennifer L. Barnas has medical board certifications in internal medicine, allergy/immunology, and rheumatology. She sees patients in both rheumatology and allergy/immunology at the Lattimore Road office (585-486-0901 for rheumatology patients and 585-486-0930 for allergy/immunology patients).


Research interests of Dr. Barnas include the influence of interferon on human B cell biology as well as 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 & Immunology


MD | University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2014 - 07/31/2019
Fellowship in Allergy & Immunology 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

Carlucci PM, Li J, Fava A, Deonaraine KK, Wofsy D, James JA, Putterman C, Diamond B, Davidson A, Fine DM, Monroy-Trujillo J, Atta MG, DeJager W, Guthridge JM, Haag K, Rao DA, Brenner MB, Lederer JA, Apruzzese W, Belmont HM, Izmirly PM, Zaminski D, Wu M, Connery S, Payan-Schober F, Furie R, Dall'Era M, Cho K, Kamen D, Kalunian K, Anolik J, Barnas J, Ishimori M, Weisman MH, , Buyon JP, Petri M. "High incidence of proliferative and membranous nephritis in SLE patients with low proteinuria in the Accelerating Medicines Partnership." Rheumatology.. 2022 Feb 25; Epub 2022 Feb 25.

Barnas JL, Albrecht J, Meednu N, Alzamareh DF, Baker C, McDavid A, Looney RJ, Anolik JH. "B Cell Activation and Plasma Cell Differentiation Are Promoted by IFN-? in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus." The Journal of immunology : official journal of the American Association of Immunologists.. 2021 Oct 27; Epub 2021 Oct 27.

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

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Chapter 5: B-cell biology, tolerance, and autoantibodies
Book Title: Lahita's Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Author List: Barnas JL, Meffre E, Anolik JH.
Published By: Elsevier 2021