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 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/10/2018

    Hawkins FJ, Kotton DN. Pulmonary Ionocytes Challenge the Paradigm in Cystic Fibrosis. Trends Pharmacol Sci. 2018 10; 39(10):852-854. PMID: 30213439.

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  • Published on 5/4/2018

    McCauley KB, Hawkins F, Kotton DN. Derivation of Epithelial-Only Airway Organoids from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells. Curr Protoc Stem Cell Biol. 2018 05; 45(1):e51. PMID: 30040246.

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  • Published on 4/12/2018

    McCauley KB, Alysandratos KD, Jacob A, Hawkins F, Caballero IS, Vedaie M, Yang W, Slovik KJ, Morley M, Carraro G, Kook S, Guttentag SH, Stripp BR, Morrisey EE, Kotton DN. Single-Cell Transcriptomic Profiling of Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived SCGB3A2+ Airway Epithelium. Stem Cell Reports. 2018 05 08; 10(5):1579-1595. PMID: 29657097.

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  • Published on 9/28/2017

    Jacob A, Morley M, Hawkins F, McCauley KB, Jean JC, Heins H, Na CL, Weaver TE, Vedaie M, Hurley K, Hinds A, Russo SJ, Kook S, Zacharias W, Ochs M, Traber K, Quinton LJ, Crane A, Davis BR, White FV, Wambach J, Whitsett JA, Cole FS, Morrisey EE, Guttentag SH, Beers MF, Kotton DN. Differentiation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells into Functional Lung Alveolar Epithelial Cells. Cell Stem Cell. 2017 Oct 05; 21(4):472-488.e10. PMID: 28965766.

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  • Published on 9/25/2017

    Serra M, Alysandratos KD, Hawkins F, McCauley KB, Jacob A, Choi J, Caballero IS, Vedaie M, Kurmann AA, Ikonomou L, Hollenberg AN, Shannon JM, Kotton DN. Pluripotent stem cell differentiation reveals distinct developmental pathways regulating lung- versus thyroid-lineage specification. Development. 2017 11 01; 144(21):3879-3893. PMID: 28947536.

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