Finn Hawkins, MBBCh

Associate Professor, Medicine

Finn Hawkins
72 E. Concord St Housman (R)


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 Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences


  • National University of Ireland, MBBCh


  • Published on 3/21/2024

    Brody SL, Pan J, Huang T, Xu J, Xu H, Koenitizer J, Brennan SK, Nanjundappa R, Saba TG, Berical A, Hawkins FJ, Wang X, Zhang R, Mahjoub MR, Horani A, Dutcher SK. Loss of an extensive ciliary connectome induces proteostasis and cell fate switching in a severe motile ciliopathy. bioRxiv. 2024 Mar 21. PMID: 38562900.

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  • Published on 3/14/2024

    Dagher R, Moldobaeva A, Gubbins E, Clark S, Madel Alfajaro M, Wilen CB, Hawkins F, Qu X, Chien Chiang C, Li Y, Clarke L, Ikeda Y, Brown C, Kolbeck R, Ma Q, Rojas M, Koff JL, Ghaedi M. Human iPSC-Based Model of COPD to Investigate Disease Mechanisms, Predict SARS-COV-2 Outcome, and Test Preventive Immunotherapy. Stem Cells. 2024 Mar 14; 42(3):230-250. PMID: 38183264.

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  • Published on 1/1/2024

    Shankar DA, Hawkins F, Alysandratos KD, Wilson KC, Walkey AJ, Bosch NA, Law AC. Uptake of Antifibrotics for Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: 2016-2022. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2024 Jan; 21(1):170-173. PMID: 37879035.

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  • Published on 12/27/2023

    Lee RE, Mascenik TM, Major SC, Galiger JR, Bulik-Sullivan E, Siesser PF, Lewis CA, Bear JE, Le Suer JA, Hawkins FJ, Pickles RJ, Randell SH. Viral airway injury promotes cell engraftment in an in vitro model of cystic fibrosis cell therapy. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2024 Mar 01; 326(3):L226-L238. PMID: 38150545.

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  • Published on 10/20/2023

    Miura A, Sarmah H, Tanaka J, Hwang Y, Sawada A, Shimamura Y, Otoshi T, Kondo Y, Fang Y, Shimizu D, Ninish Z, Suer JL, Dubois NC, Davis J, Toyooka S, Wu J, Que J, Hawkins FJ, Lin CS, Mori M. Conditional blastocyst complementation of a defective Foxa2 lineage efficiently promotes the generation of the whole lung. Elife. 2023 Oct 20; 12. PMID: 37861292.

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  • Published on 8/24/2023

    Ma L, Thapa BR, Le Suer JA, Tilston-L√ľnel A, Herriges MJ, Berical A, Beermann ML, Wang F, Bawa PS, Kohn A, Ysasi AB, Kiyokawa H, Matte TM, Randell SH, Varelas X, Hawkins FJ, Kotton DN. Airway stem cell reconstitution by the transplantation of primary or pluripotent stem cell-derived basal cells. Cell Stem Cell. 2023 Sep 07; 30(9):1199-1216.e7. PMID: 37625411.

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  • Published on 5/1/2023

    Wang R, Simone-Roach C, Lindstrom-Vautrin J, Wang F, Rollins S, Bawa PS, Lu J, Tang Y, Beermann ML, Schlaeger T, Mahoney J, Rowe SM, Hawkins FJ, Kotton DN. De Novo Generation of Pulmonary Ionocytes from Normal and Cystic Fibrosis Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2023 May 01; 207(9):1249-1253. PMID: 36857488.

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  • Published on 4/1/2023

    Shankar DA, Walkey AJ, Hawkins FJ, Bosch NA, Peterson D, Law AC. Hospital-level variation in practices and outcomes for patients with severe acute exacerbations of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a retrospective multicentre cohort study. BMJ Open Respir Res. 2023 Apr; 10(1). PMID: 37076251.

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  • Published on 7/29/2022

    Berical A, Lee RE, Lu J, Beermann ML, Le Suer JA, Mithal A, Thomas D, Ranallo N, Peasley M, Stuffer A, Bukis K, Seymour R, Harrington J, Coote K, Valley H, Hurley K, McNally P, Mostoslavsky G, Mahoney J, Randell SH, Hawkins FJ. A multimodal iPSC platform for cystic fibrosis drug testing. Nat Commun. 2022 Jul 29; 13(1):4270. PMID: 35906215.

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  • Published on 6/14/2022

    Berical A, Beermann ML, Suzuki S, LeSuer J, Matte T, Davis B, Kotton D, Hawkins F. Generation of Airway Epithelial Cell Air-Liquid Interface Cultures from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells. J Vis Exp. 2022 Jun 14; (184). PMID: 35781291.

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