Jennifer Luff, VMD, PhD
Office: 310, CMV Research Building
- Anatomic Pathology Diagnostic Service
- CBS 810: Tuesday With Pathology
- Board Certification: Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathology
- PhD, Comparative Pathology, University of California, Davis
- VMD, University of Pennsylvania
- BS, Animal Science, Cornell University
My research is focused on viral immunity and the interferon response in the skin, with particular interest in papillomavirus infections. I am interested in learning the different innate immune pathways involved in viral recognition in canine keratinocytes, the target cell for papillomavirus infections, and the mechanisms behind how papillomaviruses can dampen the immune response to escape detection.
Honors and Awards
- Dungworth Student Travel Award, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis
- Dr. Peter C. Kennedy Award in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis, Davis, CA
- American College of Veterinary Pathology, Young Investigator Award, Natural Disease, First Place
- CL Davis Foundation Student Scholarship Award
- Gerald V. Ling Award for Best Small Animal Research Study at House Officers Seminar Day, UC Davis
- Cordy Prize for excellence in diagnostic pathology, disease investigation, and teaching, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis
- Class award for achievement in pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
- Luff JA, Affolter VK, Yeargan B, Moore PF. Detection of six novel papillomavirus sequences within canine pigmented plaques. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigations, 2012. 24:576-80.
- Yuan H, Luff JA, Zhou D, Wang J, Affolter V, Moore P, Schlegel R. Complete genome sequence of canine papillomavirus type 9. Journal of Virology. 2012 86:5966.
- Luff JA, Moore P, Zhou D, Wang J, Usuda Y, Affolter V, Schlegel R. Yuan H. Complete genome sequence of canine papillomavirus type 10. Journal of Virology. 2012 86:11407.
- Luff JA, Yuan H, Suter MM, Muller EJ, Schlegel R. Moore PF. Canine keratinocytes upregulate type I interferons and proinflammatory cytokines in response to poly(dA:dT) but not to canine papillomavirus. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. 2013 153:177-86.
- Sykes J and Luff JA. Viral Papillomatosis; In: Canine and Feline Infectious diseases. Ed. Jane Sykes. John Wiley and Sons, June 2013. pp: 262-269.
- Bradley CW, Luff JA, Mauldin EA. Clinicopathologic findings of canine seborrheic keratosis with comparison to pigmented viral plaques. Veterinary Dermatology, Aug 2013. 24(4): 432-8.
- Zhou D, Luff J, Usuda Y, Affolter V, Moore P, Schlegel R, Yuan H. (2014) Complete mgenome sequence of canine papillomavirus type 11. Genome Announcement. 2014 May 29;2(3). pii: e00529-14. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00529-14.
- Luff JA, Yuan H, Kennedy D, Schlegel R, Felsburg P, Moore PF. (2014) Keratinocyte antiviral response to poly(dA:dT) stimulation and papillomavirus infection in a canine model of X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency. PLoS One. Jul 15;9(7):e102033. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102033. eCollection 2014.