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Jennifer Madison McNiff MD

Professor of Dermatology and of Pathology; Director, Yale Dermatopathology Laboratory

Research Interests

Histopathologic evaluation of inflammatory and neoplastic skin disease; Immunofluorescence studies; Cutaneous lymphoma and murine models of graft vs. host disease


Research Summary

My interests and publications are focused on general clinicopathologic correlations in dermatopathology, mycosis fungoides, animal models of lupus erythematosus and graft vs. host disease, and immunoflourescence techniques in dermatopathology.

Extensive Research Description

My interests and publications are focused on general clinicopathologic correlations in dermatopathology, mycosis fungoides, animal models of lupus erythematosus and graft vs. host disease, and immunoflourescence techniques in dermatopathology.


Selected Publications

  • Jedrych J, Leffell D, McNiff JM. Desmoplastic trichoepithelioma with perineural involvement a series of seven cases. J Cutan Pathol 2012;39:317-323.
  • Levinsohn JL, Tian LC, Boyden LM, McNiff JM, Narayan D, Loring ES, Yun D, Sugarman JL, Overton JD, Mane SM, Lifton RP, Paller AS, Wagner AM, Antaya RJ, Choate KA. Whole-exome sequencing reveals somatic mutations in HRAS and KRAS, which cause nevus sebaceous. J Invest Dermatol 2012;133(3):827-30.
  • Senejani AG, Liu Y, Kidane D, Maher SE, Zeiss CJ, Park HJ, Kashgarian M, McNiff JM, Zelterman D, Bothwell AL, Sweasy JB. Mutation of POLB causes lupus in mice. Cell Rep 2014 Jan 16;6(1):1-8.
  • Ko CJ, McNiff JM. Punctate pemphigus: an underreported direct immunofluorescence pattern. J Cutan Pathol 2014 Mar;41(3):293-6.
  • Alomari A, McNiff JM. The significance of eosinophils in hypertrophic lichen planus. J Cutan Pathol 2014 Apr;41(4):347-52.
  • Alomari AK, Glusac EJ, McNiff JM. P40 is a more specific marker than p63 for cutaneous poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma. J Cutan Pathol 2014;41:839-40.

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