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Zachary Conrad Hartman

Associate Professor in Surgery
Surgery, Surgical Sciences
Box 2606 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Research Drive, Msrbi Rm 414, Durham, NC 27710


My research interests encompass studies of immunity and inflammation in the context of developing and established cancers. These research interests involve studies of inflammation in the genesis and maintenance of specific cancer types (principally breast and ovarian), as well as the impact of inflammation on tumor metastasis and the tumor microenvironment.  My group is also involved in strategies to modulate the immune response to tumors, which involves the use of novel immunotherapeutic strategies and development of vaccines to specific oncogenic targets.  The major focus of my lab is in uncovering strategies to modulate tumor-derived inflammation and tumor-specific immunity that will translate into clinically efficacious therapies in patients.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor in Surgery · 2023 - Present Surgery, Surgical Sciences, Surgery
Associate Professor in Pathology · 2022 - Present Pathology, Clinical Science Departments
Associate Professor in Integratvie Immunobiology · 2023 - Present Integrative Immunobiology, Basic Science Departments
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute · 2020 - Present Duke Cancer Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

Duke University · 2006 Ph.D.