Zachary Hartman, PhD


Dr. Zachary C. Hartman is an assistant professor at Duke University in the Departments of Surgery and Pathology and the Associate Director for Discovery Research in the Center for Applied Therapeutics. Dr. Hartman received his PhD in Genetics and Genomics from Duke University in 2006 and did post-doctoral fellowships focusing on tumor immunology and breast cancer at both Duke and the MD Anderson Cancer Center. In 2012, he became a faculty member at Duke and developed a research program focused on the study of immunity and inflammation in the breast cancer, as well as strategies to modulate and direct immunity against breast cancer. This spans the use of novel immunotherapeutic agents and development of vaccines to specific oncogenic targets, which are now in ongoing clinical trials at Duke. This work has been supported through research grants from the National Institute of Health and Department of Defense, as well as organizations such as the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For his immuno-oncology research, Dr. Hartman has been the recipient of multiple awards, including the Paul Calabresi Award for Clinical Oncology and AACR Scholar awards and has been specifically recognized and supported by Susan G Komen as a recipient of the Jon Shevell Young Scientist and Career Catalyst Awards.