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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

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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 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

Carlucci P; Li J; Fava A; Deonaraine K; Wofsy D; James J; Putterman C; Diamond B; Davidson A; Fine D; Monroy-Trujillo J; Atta; M, DeJager W; Guthridge J; Haag K; Rao D; Bernner M; Lederer J; Apruzzese W; Belmont M; Izmirly P; 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 M; Buyon J; Petri, M. "High incidence of clinically actionable kidney histology in SLE patients with low proteinuria in the Accelerating Medicines Partnership". Rheumatology. 2022; (under revision).

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 0; 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