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Jennifer Gantress

Title: Lab Manager
Office: Skalny 236
Phone: (585) 385-8122
Email: jgantress@sjfc.edu
Education: M.S., University of Rochester


I come from the University or Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry where I did research in the Evolution of Tumor Immunity and Viral Pathogenesis in amphibians for 10 years. I have a wide range of training and experience in cellular, biochemistry, and molecular techniques which I use to assist other faculty and research projects. At this time, I do not maintain my own research but would like to in the future.

Robert, J., Gantress, J., Rau, L., Bell, A. and Cohen, N. (2002). Minor histocompatibility antigen-specific     MHC-restricted CD8 T-cell responses elicited by heat shock proteins. J. Immunol. 168(4):1697-1703.

Rau, L., Gantress, J., Bell, A., Stewart, R., Horton, T., Cohen, N., Horton, J. and Robert, J.  (2002). Identification and characterization of Xenopus CD8 T cells expressing an NK-associated molecule. Eur. J. Immunol. 32:1574-1583.

Gantress, J. (2002). Development and characterization of an amphibian model system to study   immune responses to iridoviruses. Master degree thesis, University of Rochester, 72 pp.

Gantress, J., Maniero, G., Cohen, N. and Robert, J. (2003). Development and characterization of a model system to study amphibian immune responses to iridoviruses. Virol. 311:254-262.

Robert, J., Cohen, N., Maniero, G., Goyos, A.,  Morales, H. and Gantress, J. (2003). Evolution of the immunomodulatory role of the heat shock protein Gp96. Cellular Mol. Biol. 49(2): 263-275.

Morales, H., Muharemagic, A., Gantress, J., Cohen, N. and Robert, J. (2003). Bacterial stimulation upregulates the surface expression of the stress protein gp96 on B cells in the fog Xenopus. Cell Stress & Chaperones 8(3):265-271.

Robert, J., Gantress, J., Cohen, N. and Maniero, G. (2004). Xenopus as an experimental model for studying evolution of hsp-immune system interactions. Methods 32:42-53.    

Goyos, A., Cohen, N., Gantress, J. and Robert, J. (2004). Anti-tumor MHC class Ia-unrestricted CD8 T-cell cytotoxicity elicited by the heat shock protein gp96. Eur. J. Immunol. 34: 2449-2458.

Marr, S., Goyos, A., Gantress, J., Maniero, G. and Robert, J. (2005). CD91 up-regulates upon immune stimulation in Xenopus adult but not larval peritoneal leukocytes. Immunogenetics 56:735-742

Robert, J., Morales, H., Buck, W., Cohen, N., Marr, S. and Gantress, J. (2005). Adaptive immunity and histopathology in frog virus 3-infected Xenopus. Virol. 332:667-675

Maniero, G. Morales, H., Gantress, J., and Robert, J. (2006). Generation of a long-lasting, protective, and neutralizing antibody response to the ranavirus FV3 by the frog Xenopus. Dev Comp Immunol 30:649-57.

Robert, J., Abramowitz, L., Gantress, J. and Morales, H. (2007). Xenopus laevis: a possible vector of ranavirus infection? Journal of Wildlife Diseases.43(4):645-652.

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