Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Buckley, Rebecca H.
Location Duke University
Primary Field Immunology and Inflammation
Secondary Field Medical Genetics, Hematology and Oncology
 Election Citation
Buckley is the leading U.S. figure in the field of primary immunodeficiency diseases. She developed the current highly successful treatment of formerly universally fatal severe combined immunodeficiency diseases (SCIDs) using haploidentical bone marrow transplantation during the neonatal period.
 Research Interests
Dr. Buckley's research interests have been in the fundamental causes of genetically-determined immunodeficiency diseases. For the past 39 years her research has been on the syndrome of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) and the longterm clinical and immunologic outcomes of nonablative T cell-depleted haploidentical parental bone marrow transplants. This treatment can be provided to all SCID infants, regardless of whether or not they have a matched sibling donor. For the past two decades she has advocated newborn screening for SCID, and the Secretary of HHS officially recommended that this be implemented in May of 2010. The North Carolina legislature and Governor approved this in 2015. Dr. Buckley is the author or co-author of 375 scientific publications.

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