Finn Hawkins, MBBCh
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine

MBBCh, National University of Ireland

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.

Boston University
Pulmonary Center

Boston University
Center for Regenerative Medicine

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

iPSC-Derived Airway Basal Cells to Model Human Airway Development and Disease
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2023 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Generation of functional lung stem cells from human iPSCs
07/01/2019 - 06/30/2021 (Multi-PI)
PI: Finn Hawkins, MBBCh
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Refining stage-specific patterning to efficiently generate basal cells from iPSCs
07/01/2019 - 01/31/2020 (PI)
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Creating the W1282X CFTR Airway Epithelial Cell Toolbox
07/03/2017 - 01/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Emilys Entourage

Personalized Drug Predictions For CF Using iPSC-derived Bronchospheres
04/01/2017 - 03/31/2019 (PI)
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Personalized Assessment of CFTR Function in iPSC-derived Lung Organoids
01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016 (PI)
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Reconstructing Lung Epithelium with Gene-corrected Disease-specific iPS cells
07/01/2012 - 06/30/2014 (Co-PI)
PI: Darrell Nelson Kotton, MD
American Lung Association


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  1. 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
  2. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32637964
  3. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32577635
  4. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32586451
  5. 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
  6. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31924806
  7. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31732721
  8. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31573338
  9. Berical A, Lee RE, Randell SH, Hawkins F. Challenges Facing Airway Epithelial Cell-Based Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis. Front Pharmacol. 2019; 10:74.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30800069
  10. Hawkins FJ, Kotton DN. Pulmonary Ionocytes Challenge the Paradigm in Cystic Fibrosis. Trends Pharmacol Sci. 2018 10; 39(10):852-854.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30213439
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