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Jessica Muller Sun, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Email address: jessica.sun@duke.edu

Education and Training

  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, Pediatrics, Duke University, 2007 - 2010
  • Pediatric Internship & Residency, Pediatrics, Duke University, 2003 - 2006
  • M.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2003

Publications

Dawson, Geraldine, Jessica M. Sun, Jennifer Baker, Kimberly Carpenter, Scott Compton, Megan Deaver, Lauren Franz, et al. “A Phase II Randomized Clinical Trial of the Safety and Efficacy of Intravenous Umbilical Cord Blood Infusion for Treatment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.” J Pediatr 222 (July 2020): 164-173.e5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.03.011.

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Sun, Jessica M., Geraldine Dawson, Lauren Franz, Jill Howard, Colleen McLaughlin, Bethany Kistler, Barbara Waters-Pick, Norin Meadows, Jesse Troy, and Joanne Kurtzberg. “Infusion of human umbilical cord tissue mesenchymal stromal cells in children with autism spectrum disorder.” Stem Cells Transl Med, June 12, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/sctm.19-0434.

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Carpenter, Kimberly L. H., Samantha Major, Catherine Tallman, Lyon W. Chen, Lauren Franz, Jessica Sun, Joanne Kurtzberg, Allen Song, and Geraldine Dawson. “White Matter Tract Changes Associated with Clinical Improvement in an Open-Label Trial Assessing Autologous Umbilical Cord Blood for Treatment of Young Children with Autism.” Stem Cells Transl Med 8, no. 2 (February 2019): 138–47. https://doi.org/10.1002/sctm.18-0251.

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Leckey, Bruce D., John M. Carney, Jessica M. Sun, and Elizabeth N. Pavlisko. “Novel intronic DICER1 variation associated with pleuropulmonary blastoma in two siblings.” Bmj Case Rep 12, no. 1 (January 20, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-227391.

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Murias, Michael, Samantha Major, Scott Compton, Jessica Buttinger, Jessica M. Sun, Joanne Kurtzberg, and Geraldine Dawson. “Electrophysiological Biomarkers Predict Clinical Improvement in an Open-Label Trial Assessing Efficacy of Autologous Umbilical Cord Blood for Treatment of Autism.” Stem Cells Transl Med 7, no. 11 (November 2018): 783–91. https://doi.org/10.1002/sctm.18-0090.

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Sun, Jessica M., and Joanne Kurtzberg. “Cell therapy for diverse central nervous system disorders: inherited metabolic diseases and autism.” Pediatr Res 83, no. 1–2 (January 2018): 364–71. https://doi.org/10.1038/pr.2017.254.

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Sun, Jessica M., Allen W. Song, Laura E. Case, Mohamad A. Mikati, Kathryn E. Gustafson, Ryan Simmons, Ricki Goldstein, et al. “Effect of Autologous Cord Blood Infusion on Motor Function and Brain Connectivity in Young Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial.” Stem Cells Transl Med 6, no. 12 (December 2017): 2071–78. https://doi.org/10.1002/sctm.17-0102.

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Dawson, Geraldine, Jessica M. Sun, Katherine S. Davlantis, Michael Murias, Lauren Franz, Jesse Troy, Ryan Simmons, Maura Sabatos-DeVito, Rebecca Durham, and Joanne Kurtzberg. “Autologous Cord Blood Infusions Are Safe and Feasible in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Results of a Single-Center Phase I Open-Label Trial.” Stem Cells Transl Med 6, no. 5 (May 2017): 1332–39. https://doi.org/10.1002/sctm.16-0474.

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Sun, J. M., and J. Kurtzberg. “Cord Blood Transplantation in Hematological and Metabolic Diseases.” In Translating Regenerative Medicine to the Clinic, 285–95, 2016. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-800548-4.00019-X.

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Sun, Jessica M., Gerald A. Grant, Colleen McLaughlin, June Allison, Anne Fitzgerald, Barbara Waters-Pick, and Joanne Kurtzberg. “Repeated autologous umbilical cord blood infusions are feasible and had no acute safety issues in young babies with congenital hydrocephalus.” Pediatr Res 78, no. 6 (December 2015): 712–16. https://doi.org/10.1038/pr.2015.161.

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