Shawn Hingtgen

Shawn D. Hingtgen

Assistant Professor at University of North Carolina

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Location:
500 Finley Golf Course Road, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
HQ Phone:
(919) 962-2349

General Information

Education

Ph.D.  - 

PhD  - UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

PhD  - UNC-Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Affiliations

Member  - Lineberger Comprehensive Care Center

Recent News  

For this episode's interview, we bring on Dr. Shawn Hingtgen, Assistant Professor at the Department of Molecular Pharmaceutics at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and Dr. Matthew G. Ewend, Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at UNC School of Medicine.
Dr. Hingtgen's research focuses on utilizing molecular imaging to characterize and validate novel stem cell-based targeted therapeutics for treatment of highly aggressive brain cancers. Most recently, Hingtgen and Ewend published a paper in Science Translational Medicine describing a novel method using neural stem cells to home to and infiltrate brain tumors in mouse models. Photo Reference: Courtesy of Dr. Shawn Hingtgen

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Just last month, a team led by Shawn Hingtgen, a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center who was recruited with UCRF dollars, announced a revolutionary new treatment that converts human skin cells to stem cells that in turn target the brain tumors associated with glioblastoma, a common - and vicious - cancer.6

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UNC-Chapel Hill researchers led by UNC Lineberger member Shawn Hingtgen, PhD, reach a critical milestone for treating brain cancer.

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