Undergraduate education

University of Chicago - BA (2009)

Years in MSTP


PhD program

Clinical Investigation, 2016


Jenny Gumperz, PhD

Thesis title

Mechanisms of iNKT cell-induced sterile inflammation


Internal Medicine, University of Michigan School of Medicine, 2018-

Current position

Resident, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan School of Medicine

PhD publications

Felley L, Gumperz JE. Are human iNKT cells keeping tabs on lipidome perturbations triggered by oxidative stress in the blood? Immunogenetics. 2016 Aug;68(8):611-22. PMID: 27393663.

Felley LE, Sharma A, Theisen E, Romero-Masters JC, Sauer JD, Gumperz JE. Human Invariant NKT Cells Induce IL-1β Secretion by Peripheral Blood Monocytes via a P2X7-Independent Pathway. J Immunol. 2016 Sep 15;197(6):2455-64. PMID: 27534556; PMCID: PMC5011004.

Xu X, Pocock GM, Sharma A, Peery SL, Fites JS, Felley L, Zarnowski R, Stewart D, Berthier E, Klein BS, Sherer NM, Gumperz JE. Human iNKT Cells Promote Protective Inflammation by Inducing Oscillating Purinergic Signaling in Monocyte-Derived DCs. Cell Rep. 2016 Sep 20;16(12):3273-85. PubMed PMID: 27653689; PMCID: PMC5043518.