Jana Jacobs, PhD

Senior Laboratory Analyst

Dr. Jana Jacobs



PhD in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

BS in Biology (Minors in Biochemistry and French Language), Eastern Michigan University, 2004


Dr. Carolyn Coyne


Areas of Interest

Host-pathogen interaction

Why I Chose Pitt

Excellence in research and funding record, along with the accessibility of the city of Pittsburgh.

After graduation, Dr. Jacobs accepted a position at the Special Pathogens Laboratory, The Legionella Experts, as a Senior Laboratory Analyst.


Si, Y; Liu, S; Liu, X; Jacobs, J. L; Cheng, M; Niu, Y; Jin, Q; Wang, T; and Yang, W. (2012) A human claudin-1-derived peptide inhibits hepatitis C virus entry. Hepatology. 56: 507-515. |  View Abstract

McCormick, K. D; Liu, S; Jacobs, J. L; Marques, E. T., Jr; Sluis-Cremer, N; and Wang, T. (2012) Development of a robust cytopathic effect-based high-throughput screening assay to identify novel inhibitors of dengue virus. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 56: 3399-3401. |  View Abstract

Oscherwitz, J; Yu, F; Jacobs, J. L; Liu, T. H; Johnson, P. R; and Cease, K. B. (2009) Synthetic peptide vaccine targeting a cryptic neutralizing epitope in domain 2 of Bacillus anthracis protective antigen. Infect Immun. 77: 3380-3388. |  View Abstract

Liu, T. H; Oscherwitz, J; Schnepp, B; Jacobs, J; Yu, F; Cease, K. B; and Johnson, P. R. (2009) Genetic vaccines for anthrax based on recombinant adeno-associated virus vectors. Mol Ther. 17: 373-379. |  View Abstract

Heyl, D. L; Fernandes, S; Khullar, L; Stephens, J; Blaney, E; Opang-Owusu, H; Stahelin, B; Pasko, T; Jacobs, J; Bailey, D; Brown, D; and Milletti, M. C. (2005) Correlation of LUMO localization with the alpha-amylase inhibition constant in a Tendamistat-based series of linear and cyclic peptides. Bioorg Med Chem. 13: 4262-4268. |  View Abstract