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W. Nicholas Haining, BM, BCh

W. Nicholas Haining, BM, BCh

Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Oncology


Dr. Haining is a pediatric oncologist in the hematopoietic stem cell transplant program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital. An associate member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, his lab studies the mechanisms underlying T cell exhaustion and immune evasion by tumors. His lab uses a range of approaches including cellular immunology, functional genomics, epigenetics, and single cell profiling to understand why protective T cell memory fails to occur in cancer and chronic viral infection, and how tumor avoid immune attack.

Education & Training

  • 1989: Oxford University, Oxford, UK, BA, Physiological Sciences
  • 1992: Oxford University Medical School, Oxford, UK, BM, BCh, Medicine
  • 1999: Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Boston, MA, Clinical Fellow

Awards & Honors

  • 2011: Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering, Office of the President of the United States
  • 1992: Patrick Mallam Memorial Prize for Clinical Medicine, Oxford University Medical School

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