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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Focus Carolina: Shawn Hingtgen

Shawn Hingtgen is a scientist specializing in cell and gene therapy. Working with a cross-disciplinary team, his research harnesses the potential of stem cells to develop new and better methods for treating terminal cancer. In 2015, Hingtgen founded Falcon Therapeutics to commercialize discoveries generated in his lab and accelerate towards clinical trials.

About Focus Carolina

Every day, faculty members at UNC-Chapel Hill engage in groundbreaking research, innovative teaching and public service that makes an impact in our community and the state, nation and the world.

Tune in to Focus Carolina during morning, noon and evening drive times and on the weekends to hear their stories and find out what ignites their passion for their work. Focus Carolina is an exclusive program on WCHL, sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can listen to WCHL at 97.9 FM or 1360 AM.