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Last Name

Jennifer Baccon

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionCollege of Medicine
Address500 University Drive Hershey PA 17033


Physician, Associate Professor of Pathology and Neurosurgery
Joint Appointment, Experimental Pathology
Director of Foundational Medical Sciences, College of Medicine
Director of Pathology Undergraduate Education
Associate Director, MD/PhD Program
Co-Director, Clinical Learning and Competency Course


Fellowship, Surgical Pathology, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania (2010)
Fellowship, Neuropathology, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania (2009)
Residency, Anatomic Pathology, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania (2007)
M.D. Ph.D, University of Pennsylvania (2005)


Dr. Baccon is interested in translational research in neuroscience, and is currently working on a number of projects related to brain tumor biology and neurodegenerative disease. Anyone interested in collaboration should feel free to contact her regarding potential projects.

In addition, Dr. Baccon is a member of the M.D. Ph.D Program Steering Committee, and enjoys mentoring and teaching students, residents and fellows.

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  1. Buchman S, Bandyopadhyay S, Baccon J, Wicklund M. A surprising case of inclusion body myositis with positive endomysial C5b-9 staining. Muscle Nerve. 2016 Jun; 53(6):991-2.
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  2. Payne R, Baccon J, Dossett J, Scollard D, Byler D, Patel A, Harbaugh K. Pure neuritic leprosy presenting as ulnar nerve neuropathy: a case report of electrodiagnostic, radiographic, and histopathological findings. J Neurosurg. 2015 Nov; 123(5):1238-43.
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  3. Domen RE, Baccon J. Pathology residency training: time for a new paradigm. Hum Pathol. 2014 Jun; 45(6):1125-9.
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  4. Nabavizadeh SA, Chawla S, Baccon J, Zhang PJ, Poptani H, Melhem ER, Vossough A. Extraventricular neurocytoma and ganglioneurocytoma: advanced MR imaging, histopathological, and chromosomal findings. J Neuroimaging. 2014 Nov-Dec; 24(6):613-6.
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  5. Booth JL, Peng X, Baccon J, Cooper TK. Multiple complex congenital malformations in a rabbit kit (Oryctolagus cuniculi). Comp Med. 2013 Aug; 63(4):342-7.
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  6. Wexler AG, Frielle C, Berry G, Budgeon LR, Baccon J, Christensen ND, Waldner H. The innate immune adaptor MyD88 is dispensable for spontaneous autoimmune demyelination in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis. J Neuroimmunol. 2013 Feb 15; 255(1-2):60-9.
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  7. Foulke G, Baccon J, Marks JG, Clarke JT. Antimalarial myopathy in amyopathic dermatomyositis. Arch Dermatol. 2012 Sep; 148(9):1100-1.
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  8. Cruz-Roa A, González F, Galaro J, Judkins AR, Ellison D, Baccon J, Madabhushi A, Romero E. A visual latent semantic approach for automatic analysis and interpretation of anaplastic medulloblastoma virtual slides. Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2012; 15(Pt 1):157-64.
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  9. Venneti S, Robinson JL, Roy S, White MT, Baccon J, Xie SX, Trojanowski JQ. Simulated brain biopsy for diagnosing neurodegeneration using autopsy-confirmed cases. Acta Neuropathol. 2011 Dec; 122(6):737-45.
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  10. Wade AN, Baccon J, Grady MS, Judy KD, O'Rourke DM, Snyder PJ. Clinically silent somatotroph adenomas are common. Eur J Endocrinol. 2011 Jul; 165(1):39-44.
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  11. Galaro J, Judkins AR, Ellison D, Baccon J, Madabhushi A. An integrated texton and bag of words classifier for identifying anaplastic medulloblastomas. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011; 2011:3443-6.
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  12. Prasad S, Baccon J, Galetta SL. Mydriatic pupil in giant cell arteritis. J Neurol Sci. 2009 Sep 15; 284(1-2):196-7.
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  13. Sansing LH, Tüzün E, Ko MW, Baccon J, Lynch DR, Dalmau J. A patient with encephalitis associated with NMDA receptor antibodies. Nat Clin Pract Neurol. 2007 May; 3(5):291-6.
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  14. Carissimi C, Saieva L, Baccon J, Chiarella P, Maiolica A, Sawyer A, Rappsilber J, Pellizzoni L. Gemin8 is a novel component of the survival motor neuron complex and functions in small nuclear ribonucleoprotein assembly. J Biol Chem. 2006 Mar 24; 281(12):8126-34.
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  15. Carissimi C, Baccon J, Straccia M, Chiarella P, Maiolica A, Sawyer A, Rappsilber J, Pellizzoni L. Unrip is a component of SMN complexes active in snRNP assembly. FEBS Lett. 2005 Apr 25; 579(11):2348-54.
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  16. Baccon J, Pellizzoni L, Rappsilber J, Mann M, Dreyfuss G. Identification and characterization of Gemin7, a novel component of the survival of motor neuron complex. J Biol Chem. 2002 Aug 30; 277(35):31957-62.
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  17. Pellizzoni L, Baccon J, Rappsilber J, Mann M, Dreyfuss G. Purification of native survival of motor neurons complexes and identification of Gemin6 as a novel component. J Biol Chem. 2002 Mar 1; 277(9):7540-5.
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  18. Pellizzoni L, Baccon J, Charroux B, Dreyfuss G. The survival of motor neurons (SMN) protein interacts with the snoRNP proteins fibrillarin and GAR1. Curr Biol. 2001 Jul 24; 11(14):1079-88.
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