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W. Nicholas Haining

W. Nicholas Haining

W. Nicholas Haining is an associate member in the Cancer Program at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. A laboratory-based physician-scientist, Haining utilizes genomic tools and computational biology to comprehensively map the genetic mechanisms that guide the differentiation of naive immune cells, and identify how they are altered in cancer and chronic viral infection.

In 2010, Haining and the members of his lab identified a new mechanism that explains defective T-cell function in HIV. In 2014, Haining was able to demonstrate that the same mechanism functions as a master regulator of CD8+ T-cells. In recognition of this work, he was awarded the 2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)—the United States government’s highest award for early stage investigators in science and engineering.

In addition to his role at the Broad, Haining is a physician-scientist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

Haining received his Bachelors of Medicine (B.M.) and Bachelors of Chemistry (B.Ch.) from the University of Oxford. He served as a postdoctoral fellow at MIT from 1997-1999. 

September 2014