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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

Sun, Jessica M., and Joanne Kurtzberg. “Stem cell therapies in cerebral palsy and autism spectrum disorder.” Dev Med Child Neurol, January 4, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.14789.

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Zhang, Lijia, Susan Ellor, Jessica M. Sun, Chunlei Liu, Joanne Kurtzburg, and Allen W. Song. “DTI Tract-Based Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping: An Initial Feasibility Study to Investigate the Potential Role of Myelination in Brain Connectivity Change in Cerebral Palsy Patients During Autologous Cord Blood Cell Therapy Using a Rotationally-Invariant Quantitative Measure.” J Magn Reson Imaging 53, no. 1 (January 2021): 251–58. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmri.27286.

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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 9, no. 10 (October 2020): 1137–46. https://doi.org/10.1002/sctm.19-0434.

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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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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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Murias, Michael, Samantha Major, Scott Compton, Jessica Buttinger, Jessica M. Sun, Joanne Kurtzberg, and Geraldine Dawson. “1.31 The Utility of Electroencephalogram (EEG) Beta Power as a Moderator of Treatment Response in ASD Clinical Trials Involving Young Children.” In Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 57:S145–S145. Elsevier BV, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2018.09.046.

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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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