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. 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. 2017 Aug 04.
  2. Heimall J, Buckley RH, Puck J, Fleisher TA, Gennery AR, Haddad E, Neven B, Slatter M, Roderick S, Baker KS, Dietz AC, Duncan C, Griffith LM, Notarangelo L, Pulsipher MA, Cowan MJ. Recommendations for Screening and Management of Late Effects in Patients with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency after Allogenic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: 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 Aug; 23(8):1229-1240.
  3. 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 Jul; 52(7):1036-1038.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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 Jan; 28(1):112-124.
  13. 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 Oct; 8(10):1175-86.
  14. 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.
  15. Leven EA, Maffucci P, Ochs HD, Scholl PR, Buckley RH, Fuleihan RL, Geha RS, Cunningham CK, Bonilla FA, Conley ME, Ferdman RM, Hernandez-Trujillo V, Puck JM, Sullivan K, Secord EA, Ramesh M, Cunningham-Rundles C. Hyper IgM Syndrome: a Report from the USIDNET Registry. J Clin Immunol. 2016 Jul; 36(5):490-501.
  16. Cicalese MP, Ferrua F, Castagnaro L, Pajno R, Barzaghi F, Giannelli S, Dionisio F, Brigida I, Bonopane M, Casiraghi M, Tabucchi A, Carlucci F, Grunebaum E, Adeli M, Bredius RG, Puck JM, Stepensky P, Tezcan I, Rolfe K, De Boever E, Reinhardt RR, Appleby J, Ciceri F, Roncarolo MG, Aiuti A. Update on the safety and efficacy of retroviral gene therapy for immunodeficiency due to adenosine deaminase deficiency. Blood. 2016 Jul 07; 128(1):45-54.
  17. Griffith LM, Cowan MJ, Notarangelo LD, Kohn DB, Puck JM, Shearer WT, Burroughs LM, Torgerson TR, Decaluwe H, Haddad E. Primary Immune Deficiency Treatment Consortium (PIDTC) update. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Aug; 138(2):375-85.
  18. Chan AY, Punwani D, Kadlecek TA, Cowan MJ, Olson JL, Mathes EF, Sunderam U, Fu SM, Srinivasan R, Kuriyan J, Brenner SE, Weiss A, Puck JM. A novel human autoimmune syndrome caused by combined hypomorphic and activating mutations in ZAP-70. J Exp Med. 2016 Feb 08; 213(2):155-65.
  19. Joseph G, Chen F, Harris-Wai J, Puck JM, Young C, Koenig BA. Parental Views on Expanded Newborn Screening Using Whole-Genome Sequencing. Pediatrics. 2016 Jan; 137 Suppl 1:S36-46.
  20. Brenner SE, Kingsmore S, Mooney SD, Nussbaum R, Puck J. USE OF GENOME DATA IN NEWBORNS AS A STARTING POINT FOR LIFE-LONG PRECISION MEDICINE. Pac Symp Biocomput. 2016; 21:568-75.

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