Finn Hawkins, MBBCh

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Finn Hawkins
617.638.4860
72 E. Concord St Housman (R)

Biography

Dr. Hawkins is a Principal Investigator (P.I.) in the Center for Regenerative Medicine and The Pulmonary Center. His research focus is studying human lung development and disease using human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Dr. Hawkins is currently using iPSC technology to study airway biology with a focus on Cystic Fibrosis.

Other Positions

  • Member, Pulmonary Center, Boston University
  • Member, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Boston University
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

Education

  • National University of Ireland, MBBCh

Classes Taught

  • GMSMM725

Publications

  • Published on 9/18/2020

    Huang J, Hume AJ, Abo KM, Werder RB, Villacorta-Martin C, Alysandratos KD, Beermann ML, Simone-Roach C, Lindstrom-Vautrin J, Olejnik J, Suder EL, Bullitt E, Hinds A, Sharma A, Bosmann M, Wang R, Hawkins F, Burks EJ, Saeed M, Wilson AA, Mühlberger E, Kotton DN. SARS-CoV-2 Infection of Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Human Lung Alveolar Type 2 Cells Elicits a Rapid Epithelial-Intrinsic Inflammatory Response. Cell Stem Cell. 2020 Sep 18. PMID: 32979316.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/8/2020

    King NE, Suzuki S, Barillà C, Hawkins FJ, Randell SH, Reynolds SD, Stripp BR, Davis BR. Correction of Airway Stem Cells: Genome Editing Approaches for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis. Hum Gene Ther. 2020 Sep; 31(17-18):956-972. PMID: 32741223.

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  • Published on 6/30/2020

    Huang J, Hume AJ, Abo KM, Werder RB, Villacorta-Martin C, Alysandratos KD, Beermann ML, Simone-Roach C, Olejnik J, Suder EL, Bullitt E, Hinds A, Sharma A, Bosmann M, Wang R, Hawkins F, Burks EJ, Saeed M, Wilson AA, Mühlberger E, Kotton DN. SARS-CoV-2 Infection of Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived Human Lung Alveolar Type 2 Cells Elicits a Rapid Epithelial-Intrinsic Inflammatory Response. bioRxiv. 2020 Jun 30. PMID: 32637964.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/4/2020

    Abo KM, Ma L, Matte T, Huang J, Alysandratos KD, Werder RB, Mithal A, Beermann ML, Lindstrom-Vautrin J, Mostoslavsky G, Ikonomou L, Kotton DN, Hawkins F, Wilson A, Villacorta-Martin C. Human iPSC-derived alveolar and airway epithelial cells can be cultured at air-liquid interface and express SARS-CoV-2 host factors. bioRxiv. 2020 Jun 04. PMID: 32577635.

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  • Published on 4/25/2020

    Wang R, McCauley KB, Kotton DN, Hawkins F. Differentiation of human airway-organoids from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Methods Cell Biol. 2020; 159:95-114. PMID: 32586451.

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  • Published on 2/6/2020

    De Santi C, Fernández Fernández E, Gaul R, Vencken S, Glasgow A, Oglesby IK, Hurley K, Hawkins F, Mitash N, Mu F, Raoof R, Henshall DC, Cutrona MB, Simpson JC, Harvey BJ, Linnane B, McNally P, Cryan SA, MacLoughlin R, Swiatecka-Urban A, Greene CM. Precise Targeting of miRNA Sites Restores CFTR Activity in CF Bronchial Epithelial Cells. Mol Ther. 2020 04 08; 28(4):1190-1199. PMID: 32059764.

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  • Published on 1/10/2020

    Mithal A, Capilla A, Heinze D, Berical A, Villacorta-Martin C, Vedaie M, Jacob A, Abo K, Szymaniak A, Peasley M, Stuffer A, Mahoney J, Kotton DN, Hawkins F, Mostoslavsky G. Generation of mesenchyme free intestinal organoids from human induced pluripotent stem cells. Nat Commun. 2020 01 10; 11(1):215. PMID: 31924806.

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  • Published on 11/15/2019

    Jacob A, Vedaie M, Roberts DA, Thomas DC, Villacorta-Martin C, Alysandratos KD, Hawkins F, Kotton DN. Derivation of self-renewing lung alveolar epithelial type II cells from human pluripotent stem cells. Nat Protoc. 2019 12; 14(12):3303-3332. PMID: 31732721.

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  • Published on 10/1/2019

    Ryan AL, Ikonomou L, Atarod S, Bölükbas DA, Collins J, Freishtat R, Hawkins F, Gilpin SE, Uhl FE, Uriarte JJ, Weiss DJ, Wagner DE. Stem Cells, Cell Therapies, and Bioengineering in Lung Biology and Diseases 2017. An Official American Thoracic Society Workshop Report. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2019 10; 61(4):429-439. PMID: 31573338.

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  • Published on 2/8/2019

    Berical A, Lee RE, Randell SH, Hawkins F. Challenges Facing Airway Epithelial Cell-Based Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis. Front Pharmacol. 2019; 10:74. PMID: 30800069.

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