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photo Jana Lynn Jacobs, PhD

Infectious Diseases

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-648-8578

Office: Scaife Hall Room A807.1
3550 Terrace St
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-648-8578
Administrative Assistant:
Gabriella Merritt
Address: 3550 Terrace Street
Scaife 818
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-383-9062
Fax: 412-648-8521
Education and Training
PhD Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, 2014
BS Biology, Eastern Michigan University, 2004
Research Interest
My research is focused on the persistent reservoir that precludes HIV-1- infected patients on antiretroviral therapy from acheiving cure. In particular I focus on the development of molecular-based assays to characterize the reservoir and assess clinical strategies aimed at perturbing or eliminating this reservoir.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Adapting the HIV Single-Copy Assay Version 2.0 (iSCA2.0) to Detect HBV DNA
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Gilead Sciences, Inc
Start Year: 2019
End Year: 2020