Jennifer Puck, MD

Pediatric immunologist

Dr. Jennifer Puck is a pediatric immunologist who developed a test to screen all newborns for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), which results in an impaired immune system. Infants with SCID often die from infections. The SCID test is now part of the standard newborn screening panel in several states, including California.

Puck also works at the Clinical and Translation Science Institute at UCSF where she studies primary immunodeficiencies, including the mapping and identifying of genes for these diseases. She earned a medical degree at the Harvard Medical School, and completed a residency in pediatrics at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo., and fellowships in infectious disease and immunology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Puck is a professor of pediatric immunology at UCSF.

Clinics

Immunology Center
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7337

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Additional Languages

French

Education

Harvard School of Medicine 1975

Residencies

Washington University Medical Center, Pediatrics 1976

Fellowships

Washington University Medical Center, Infectious Disease 1978
Baylor Hospital, Infectious Disease and Immunology 1981

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Picard C, Bobby Gaspar H, Al-Herz W, Bousfiha A, Casanova JL, Chatila T, Crow YJ, Cunningham-Rundles C, Etzioni A, Franco JL, Holland SM, Klein C, Morio T, Ochs HD, Oksenhendler E, Puck J, Tang MLK, Tangye SG, Torgerson TR, Sullivan KE. International Union of Immunological Societies: 2017 Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases Committee Report on Inborn Errors of Immunity. J Clin Immunol. 2018 Jan; 38(1):96-128.
  2. Bousfiha A, Jeddane L, Picard C, Ailal F, Bobby Gaspar H, Al-Herz W, Chatila T, Crow YJ, Cunningham-Rundles C, Etzioni A, Franco JL, Holland SM, Klein C, Morio T, Ochs HD, Oksenhendler E, Puck J, Tang MLK, Tangye SG, Torgerson TR, Casanova JL, Sullivan KE. The 2017 IUIS Phenotypic Classification for Primary Immunodeficiencies. J Clin Immunol. 2018 Jan; 38(1):129-143.
  3. Bassaganyas L, Freedman G, Vaka D, Wan E, Lao R, Chen F, Kvale M, Currier RJ, Puck JM, Kwok PY. Whole exome and whole genome sequencing with dried blood spot DNA without whole genome amplification. Hum Mutat. 2018 Jan; 39(1):167-171.
  4. Heimall J, Logan BR, Cowan MJ, Notarangelo LD, Griffith LM, Puck JM, Kohn DB, Pulsipher MA, Parikh S, Martinez C, Kapoor N, O'Reilly R, Boyer M, Pai SY, Goldman F, Burroughs L, Chandra S, Kletzel M, Thakar M, Connelly J, Cuvelier G, Davila Saldana BJ, Shereck E, Knutsen A, Sullivan KE, DeSantes K, Gillio A, Haddad E, Petrovic A, Quigg T, Smith AR, Stenger E, Yin Z, Shearer WT, Fleisher T, Buckley RH, Dvorak CC. Immune reconstitution and survival of 100 SCID patients post-hematopoietic cell transplant: a PIDTC natural history study. Blood. 2017 12 21; 130(25):2718-2727.
  5. Gernez Y, Freeman AF, Holland SM, Garabedian E, Patel NC, Puck JM, Sullivan KE, Akhter J, Secord E, Chen K, Buckley R, Haddad E, Ochs HD, Fuleihan R, Routes J, Muskat M, Lugar P, Mancini J, Cunningham-Rundles C. Autosomal Dominant Hyper-IgE Syndrome in the USIDNET Registry. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2017 Sep 19.
  6. Dvorak CC, Puck JM, Wahlstrom JT, Dorsey M, Melton A, Cowan MJ. Neurologic event-free survival demonstrates a benefit for SCID patients diagnosed by newborn screening. Blood Adv. 2017 Sep 12; 1(20):1694-1698.
  7. Schubert D, Klein MC, Hassdenteufel S, Caballero-Oteyza A, Yang L, Proietti M, Bulashevska A, Kemming J, Kühn J, Winzer S, Rusch S, Fliegauf M, Schäffer AA, Pfeffer S, Geiger R, Cavalié A, Cao H, Yang F, Li Y, Rizzi M, Eibel H, Kobbe R, Marks AL, Peppers BP, Hostoffer RW, Puck JM, Zimmermann R, Grimbacher B. Plasma cell deficiency in human subjects with heterozygous mutations in Sec61 translocon alpha 1 subunit (SEC61A1). J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2018 Apr; 141(4):1427-1438.
  8. Dvorak CC, Patel K, Puck JM, Wahlstrom J, Dorsey MJ, Adams R, Facchino J, Cowan MJ. Unconditioned unrelated donor bone marrow transplantation for IL7Ra- and Artemis-deficient SCID. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2017 07; 52(7):1036-1038.
  9. Jyonouchi S, Jongco AM, Puck J, Sullivan KE. Immunodeficiencies Associated with Abnormal Newborn Screening for T Cell and B Cell Lymphopenia. J Clin Immunol. 2017 May; 37(4):363-374.
  10. Dorsey MJ, Dvorak CC, Cowan MJ, Puck JM. Treatment of infants identified as having severe combined immunodeficiency by means of newborn screening. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Mar; 139(3):733-742.
  11. Volpi S, Yamazaki Y, Brauer PM, van Rooijen E, Hayashida A, Slavotinek A, Sun Kuehn H, Di Rocco M, Rivolta C, Bortolomai I, Du L, Felgentreff K, Ott de Bruin L, Hayashida K, Freedman G, Marcovecchio GE, Capuder K, Rath P, Luche N, Hagedorn EJ, Buoncompagni A, Royer-Bertrand B, Giliani S, Poliani PL, Imberti L, Dobbs K, Poulain FE, Martini A, Manis J, Linhardt RJ, Bosticardo M, Rosenzweig SD, Lee H, Puck JM, Zúñiga-Pflücker JC, Zon L, Park PW, Superti-Furga A, Notarangelo LD. EXTL3 mutations cause skeletal dysplasia, immune deficiency, and developmental delay. J Exp Med. 2017 Mar 06; 214(3):623-637.
  12. Berg JS, Agrawal PB, Bailey DB, Beggs AH, Brenner SE, Brower AM, Cakici JA, Ceyhan-Birsoy O, Chan K, Chen F, Currier RJ, Dukhovny D, Green RC, Harris-Wai J, Holm IA, Iglesias B, Joseph G, Kingsmore SF, Koenig BA, Kwok PY, Lantos J, Leeder SJ, Lewis MA, McGuire AL, Milko LV, Mooney SD, Parad RB, Pereira S, Petrikin J, Powell BC, Powell CM, Puck JM, Rehm HL, Risch N, Roche M, Shieh JT, Veeraraghavan N, Watson MS, Willig L, Yu TW, Urv T, Wise AL. Newborn Sequencing in Genomic Medicine and Public Health. Pediatrics. 2017 Feb; 139(2).
  13. Heimall J, Puck J, Buckley R, Fleisher TA, Gennery AR, Neven B, Slatter M, Haddad E, Notarangelo LD, Baker KS, Dietz AC, Duncan C, Pulsipher MA, Cowan MJ. Current Knowledge and Priorities for Future Research in Late Effects after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HCT) for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Patients: A Consensus Statement from the Second Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium International Conference on Late Effects after Pediatric HCT. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2017 Mar; 23(3):379-387.
  14. Nguyen A, Patel K, Puck J, Dorsey M. Longstanding Eosinophilia in a Case of Late Diagnosis Chronic Granulomatous Disease. J Clin Immunol. 2017 Feb; 37(2):101-103.
  15. Punwani D, Zhang Y, Yu J, Cowan MJ, Rana S, Kwan A, Adhikari AN, Lizama CO, Mendelsohn BA, Fahl SP, Chellappan A, Srinivasan R, Brenner SE, Wiest DL, Puck JM. Multisystem Anomalies in Severe Combined Immunodeficiency with Mutant BCL11B. N Engl J Med. 2016 12 01; 375(22):2165-2176.
  16. Walter JE, Rosen LB, Csomos K, Rosenberg JM, Mathew D, Keszei M, Ujhazi B, Chen K, Lee YN, Tirosh I, Dobbs K, Al-Herz W, Cowan MJ, Puck J, Bleesing JJ, Grimley MS, Malech H, De Ravin SS, Gennery AR, Abraham RS, Joshi AY, Boyce TG, Butte MJ, Nadeau KC, Balboni I, Sullivan KE, Akhter J, Adeli M, El-Feky RA, El-Ghoneimy DH, Dbaibo G, Wakim R, Azzari C, Palma P, Cancrini C, Capuder K, Condino-Neto A, Costa-Carvalho BT, Oliveira JB, Roifman C, Buchbinder D, Kumanovics A, Franco JL, Niehues T, Schuetz C, Kuijpers T, Yee C, Chou J, Masaad MJ, Geha R, Uzel G, Gelman R, Holland SM, Recher M, Utz PJ, Browne SK, Notarangelo LD. Broad-spectrum antibodies against self-antigens and cytokines in RAG deficiency. J Clin Invest. 2016 Nov 01; 126(11):4389.
  17. Dulau Florea AE, Braylan RC, Schafernak KT, Williams KW, Daub J, Goyal RK, Puck JM, Rao VK, Pittaluga S, Holland SM, Uzel G, Calvo KR. Abnormal B-cell maturation in the bone marrow of patients with germline mutations in PIK3CD. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Mar; 139(3):1032-1035.e6.
  18. Punwani D, Kawahara M, Yu J, Sanford U, Roy S, Patel K, Carbonaro DA, Karlen AD, Khan S, Cornetta K, Rothe M, Schambach A, Kohn DB, Malech HL, McIvor RS, Puck JM, Cowan MJ. Lentivirus Mediated Correction of Artemis-Deficient Severe Combined Immunodeficiency. Hum Gene Ther. 2017 01; 28(1):112-124.
  19. Wasserman RL, Melamed I, Kobrynski L, Puck J, Gupta S, Doralt J, Sharkhawy M, Engl W, Leibl H, Gelmont D, Yel L. Recombinant human hyaluronidase facilitated subcutaneous immunoglobulin treatment in pediatric patients with primary immunodeficiencies: long-term efficacy, safety and tolerability. Immunotherapy. 2016 10; 8(10):1175-86.
  20. Wasserman RL, Melamed I, Stein MR, Engl W, Sharkhawy M, Leibl H, Puck J, Rubinstein A, Kobrynski L, Gupta S, Grant AJ, Ratnayake A, Richmond WG, Church J, Yel L, Gelmont D. Long-Term Tolerability, Safety, and Efficacy of Recombinant Human Hyaluronidase-Facilitated Subcutaneous Infusion of Human Immunoglobulin for Primary Immunodeficiency. J Clin Immunol. 2016 Aug; 36(6):571-82.

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