LAB  NEWS

Sarah gives the University of Pittsburgh Senior Vice Chancellor talk. Thank you for the opportunity!

NOVEMBER 12, 2021: SARAH GIVES SENIOR VICE CHANCELLOR TALK

Sarah presents the labs work to UCSF. Thank you for the invitation!

NOVEMBER 16, 2021: SARAH GIVES SEMINAR AT UCSF

Sarah was awarded the GSWS and GSPIA Iris Marion Young Award for work toward promoting justice at the University. Thank you for this honor!

NOVEMBER 11, 2021: SARAH AWARDED IRIS MARION YOUNG AWARD!

First year rotation student Catarina gives a departmental seminar covering the work in her rotation. Well done!

NOVEMBER 5, 2021: CATARINA GIVES ROTATION TALK!

First year graduate student Rithika Sankar starts her rotation in the lab. Welcome, Rithika!

OCTOBER 11, 2021: WELCOME, RITHIKA

We were awarded an equipment supplement from our NIGMS R35. Thank you for the support!

SEPTEMBER 7, 2021: NEW HAINER LAB FUNDING

We were awarded an NIH R21 from NCI! Thank you for the support!

SEPTEMBER 7, 2021: NEW HAINER LAB FUNDING

First year graduate student Trirupa Chakraborty starts her rotation in the lab. Welcome!

SEPTEMBER 7, 2021: WELCOME, TRIRUPA

Sarah presents at the CSHL Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Transcription Conference. Thank you for the opportunity to discuss our work! 

SEPTEMBER 2, 2021: COLD SPRING HARBOR LABORATORY SEMINAR

Undergraduate Mika Wesley joins the lab! Welcome, Mika!

AUGUST 27, 2021: WELCOME, MIKA

First year graduate student Catarina Colmatti Bromatti started her rotation in the lab. Welcome!

AUGUST 27, 2021: WELCOME, CATARINA

JULY 15, 2021: PITT SEED GRANT

An internal development grant aimed at  aimed at supporting historically excluded undergraduates and graduate students , that Sarah submitted with coPI Jessica Wandelt, is funded! Thank you!

MAY 31, 2021: CAREER GUIDANCE GRANT

A career development grant aimed at supporting historically excluded undergraduates that Sarah submitted with coPI Jessica Wandelt to the Burroughs Wellcome Fund is funded! Looking forward to developing this mentoring program! 

MAY 4, 2021: SARAH VIRTUALLY VISITS UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

Sarah presents the labs work at the University of Oregon. Thank you for the invitation!

APRIL 28, 2021: OUR NEW PAPER IS OUT!

Ben's second paper from the lab is out! It is a protocol for blastocyst and low cell uliCUT&RUN, published in Nature Protocols. Congrats Ben!

APRIL 1, 2021: WELCOME, JASMINE!

Jasmine Dioguardi has decided to join the lab officially to perform her MS research. Welcome, Jasmine!

MARCH 25, 2021: NEW HAINER LAB FUNDING

We were awarded a competitive Momentum Grant from within the University of Pittsburgh to kickstart new work. Thank you!

MARCH 19, 2021: DAVE, BEN, AND SARAH PRESENT AT THE GRAD EXPO

MARCH 5, 2021: SARAH VIRTUALLY VISITS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

Graduate students Dave, Ben, and Sarah present at the Pitt Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Expo. Excellent job, everyone!

Sarah presents the labs work at Wesleyan University. Thank you for the invitation!

MARCH 1, 2021: WELCOME, JASMINE!

FEBRUARY 12, 2021: CHARLES GIVES ROTATION TALK

Masters student Jasmine Dioguardi from the Human Genetics Program starts her rotation in our lab. Welcome, Jasmine!

First year rotation student, Charles, gave his excellent rotation talk today to the Department. Great talk, Charles. Thanks for the awesome rotation!

FEBRUARY 8, 2021: SARAH VIRTUALLY VISITS INDIANA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL SCHOOL

Sarah presents the labs work at Indiana University Medical School. Thank you for hosting me!

FEBRUARY 5, 2021: DAVE GIVES DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR

Fourth year graduate student Dave presents in our (virtual) departmental noon seminar series. Excellent job, Dave!

FEBRUARY 2, 2021: SARAH VIRTUALLY VISITS NEIGHBORS AT HILLMAN CANCER

JANUARY 1, 2021: WELCOME, BRAULIO!

Sarah presents the labs work at Hillman Cancer Center, here at the University of Pittsburgh. Thank you for hosting me!

OCTOBER 30, 2020: SARAH VIRTUALLY VISITS DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY

Braulio Bonilla, PhD joins the Hainer lab! Braulio is the teams first postdoctoral researcher.

Sarah presents the labs work at Duquesne University. Thank you for hosting me!

OCTOBER 26, 2020: WELCOME, CHARLES

OCTOBER 23, 2020: RODY GIVES HIS ROTATION TALK

First year graduate student Charles Agbavor start his rotation in the lab. Welcome!

Our first year rotation student, Rody Kingston, gave his excellent rotation talk today to the Department. Great talk, Rody and thanks for rotating with us!

OCTOBER 14, 2020: SARAH GIVES FRAGILE NUCLEOSOME WEBINAR

Sarah presents the labs work in the Fragile Nucleosome virtual webinar series. Thank you for hosting me!

OCTOBER 9, 2020: NEW TC SPACE

OCTOBER 9, 2020: BEN GIVES DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR

The lab was given a larger (3X!) TC space and we just moved in. So thankful for the extra space!!

OCTOBER 2, 2020: SARAH GIVES DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR

Third year graduate student Ben presents in our (virtual) departmental noon seminar. Excellent job, Ben!

Third year graduate student Sarah presents in our (virtual) departmental noon seminar. Excellent job, Sarah!

SEPTEMBER 16, 2020: SARAH PRESENTS WORKSHOP AT DONDERS

Sarah presents a workshop entitled "Inclusion in Academic Science" at the Donders Institute focusing on how bias and discrimination manifest within academics, focusing within biomedical sciences, and what  we can do to reduce these issues. A privilege to have this opportunity.

AUGUST 31, 2020: LISA'S LAST DAY

Our first undergraduate, Lisa Coe, had her last day (virtually) in the lab as she gets ready to start her position as a research technician in Abu Dhabi! Good luck on this next stage of your career Lisa!

AUGUST 25, 2020: SARAH IS AWARDED A T32 FELLOWSHIP!

Almost third year graduate student, Sarah Tripplehorn, is awarded a T32 training fellowships! Congratulations, Sarah!!

AUGUST 19, 2020: WELCOME, RODY

AUGUST 14, 2020: DOM'S LAST DAY

First year graduate student Rody Kingston start his rotation in the lab. Welcome!

Dominic Hendrickson had his last day (virtually) in the lab as he gets ready to start his graduate training here at Pitt, but in the Department of Medicine! Good luck on this next stage of your career Dom!

AUGUST 7, 2020: OUR REVIEW ON NCRNAS AND REMODELERS IS OUT!

Ben's first  paper in the lab is out today! It is a review on the interplay between ncRNAs  and nucleosome remodelers published in Biology for a nucleosome remodeler special series. 

AUGUST 3, 2020: WELCOME, EMMY

Lab technician Emily (Emmy) Brown starts today! Emmy completed her BS at the University of Pittsburgh. Welcome Emmy!

AUGUST 3, 2020: KRIS' LAST DAY

Our labs first technician, Kris Troy, has their last day (virtually) in the lab as they get ready to  begin their PhD training at UC MERCED.  Good luck on this next stage of your career Kris!

JULY 29, 2020: SARAH PRESENTS WORKSHOP AT DIVERSITY FORUM

Sarah presents a workshop entitled "Inclusion in Academic Science" at the University of Pittsburgh Diversity Forum focusing on how bias and discrimination manifest within academics, focusing within biomedical sciences, and what  we can do to reduce these issues. A privilege to have this opportunity.

JUNE 21, 2020: OUR COMMENTARY IS OUT!

Kris' commentary on collaborative work with Yang Liu's group (published in Nature Communications in April) is out today!

JUNE 18, 2020: ELIFE COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR LAB DOCUMENT IS OUT

Sarah's group in the eLife Community Ambassador program release a template for a lab expectations document for research labs to modify and use.

JUNE 8, 2020: HAINER LAB RE-OPENS!

JUNE 8, 2020: ELIFE COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR GUIDELINES ARE OUT

With added precautions, the Hainer lab has re-opened for bench research! Thank you Pitt for being cautious.

Sarah's group in the eLife Community Ambassador program release five guidelines for inclusive practices in academic science, including hiring, mentoring, reference letters, manuscript and grant review.

JUNE 3, 2020: OUR MINI-REVIEW ON RSC/BAF REMODELERS IS OUT!

Sarah wrote a focused review with colleague Craig Kaplan on RSC/BAF complex. It is out in BioEssays today!

MAY 7, 2020: ELIFE COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR BLOG OUT

A blog on intersectionality in science from some of Sarah's efforts as part of the eLife Community Ambassadors is out!

APRIL 26, 2020: DOM AND LISA GRADUATE!

Undergraduates Lisa and Dom graduate from Pitt today! Congratulations, we will miss having you in the lab. Best of luck on your next chapters.

APRIL 21, 2020: NEW COLLABORATIVE MANUSCRIPT OUT!

Collaborative work with Alex Soto's group examining the location specific role of HNF4a in liver disfunction is out in Hepatology Communications!

APRIL 20, 2020: OUR  MANUSCRIPT ON HETEROCHROMATIN DECOMPACTION DURING TUMORIGENESIS  IS OUT!

Collaborative work with Yang Liu's group determining gradual decompaction of heterochromatin during tumorigenesis is out in Nature Communications!

APRIL 13, 2020: CAILIN RECIEVES HOROWITZ FELLOWSHIP

Undergraduate Cailin is awarded the departmental Norman H. Horowitz Fellowship for (virtual) summer research in the lab. Congrats Cailin!

APRIL 7, 2020: SARAH PASSES COMPS

Graduate student Sarah passes her comprehensive qualifying exam! Congrats Sarah!

MARCH 31, 2020: BEN RECEIVES NSF GRFP!!

MARCH 26, 2020: KRIS SELECTS PhD PROGRAM

Graduate student Ben is awarded an NSF graduate student fellowship (GRFP) for three years. Congrats Ben!!

MARCH 23, 2020: BEN PASSES COMPS

Research tech, Kris, selects their graduate school training program, UC MERCED. They are lucky to have you! Best of luck on this exciting next stage!

MARCH 20,  2020: LAB SHUTS DOWN DUE TO COVID-19

Graduate student Ben passes his comprehensive qualifying exam! Congrats Ben!

For safety, the University of Pittsburgh has shut down all non-essential research. Thank you for prioritizing safety and health! We look forward to returning.

FEBRUARY 3, 2020: ROTATION STUDENTS KAYLA AND SANCHIRMAA START

JANUARY 29, 2020: SARAH GIVES SEMINAR AT KEYSTONE CONFERENCE

First year graduate students Kayla Komondor and Sanchirmaa Namjilsuren start their rotations in our lab. Welcome!

DECEMBER 29, 2019: OUR CTDB BOOK CHAPTER IS OUT ONLINE

Sarah gives a seminar about our work at the Keystone Gene Regulation Symposia, Thank you for the opportunity!

Dave's second work from the lab - a book chapter on chromatin dynamics in stem cells is out online!

NOVEMBER 27, 2019: OUR CHROMOSOME RESEARCH REVIEW IS OUT

Dave's first paper from the lab - a review on chromatin accessibility and profiling technologies is out online!

NOVEMBER 5, 2019: ELIFE COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR BLOG OUT

A blog on bullying in academia from some of Sarah's efforts as part of the eLife Community Ambassadors is out!

NOVEMBER 1, 2019: SARAH GIVES SEMINAR IN HUMAN GENETICS

NOVEMBER 1, 2019: KRIS GIVES PITNAC SEMINAR

Sarah gives a seminar about our work to the University of Pittsburgh Human Genetics Department.

Kris gives their first Hainer lab seminar at the Pittsburgh area nucleic acids club. Excellent job, Kris!

OCTOBER 4, 2019: BEN GIVES PITNAC SEMINAR

NOVEMBER 1, 2019: ROTATION TALKS

SEPTEMBER 13, 2019: BEN AND SARAH GIVE DEPARMENTAL SEMINAR

Ben gives another presentation, but this time to Pittsburgh area nucleic acids club. Great job, Ben!

Mitch gives his end of rotation talk to the department. Good job Mitch!

SEPTEMBER 1, 2019: NEW HAINER LAB FUNDING

Second year graduate students Ben and Sarah present in our departmental noon seminar. Excellent job, both!

SEPTEMBER 1, 2019: NEW HAINER LAB FUNDING

We were awarded a NIH R35 early stage investigator MIRA. Thank you for the support!

AUGUST 30, 2019: COLD SPRING HARBOR LABORATORY SEMINAR

We were awarded a Whitehall Foundation Research Grant. Thank you for the support!

Sarah presents at the CSHL Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Transcription Conference. Thank you for the opportunity to discuss our work! 

AUGUST 26, 2019: ROTATION STUDENT MITCHELL STARTS

AUGUST 1, 2019: PENN STATE SYMPOSIUM SEMINAR

First year graduate student Mitchell Lesko starts his rotation in the Hainer lab. Welcome!

Sarah presents at the Penn State Chromatin and Epigenetic Regulation of Transcription Symposium. Thank you for the opportunity to discuss our work! 

JUNE 30, 2019: NEW HAINER LAB FUNDING

MAY 30, 2019: NEW HAINER LAB FUNDING

MAY 20, 2019: WELCOME, CAILIN

We were awarded an internal Pitt Biological Sciences/School of Engineering joint grant with Partha Roy. Thank you!

MAY 3, 2019: PITNAC SEMINAR

Cailin Jordan joins the Hainer lab as an HHMI mentee fellow. Welcome, Cailin!

Sarah presents at the local Pittsburgh Nucleic Acids Club. Great group, thanks for the opportunity to discuss our work!

MAY 3, 2019: EPIGENOME ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

Sarah participates in the Epigenome across the Lifespan University of Pittsburgh event to present a seminar and participate in a panel. Great mini conference!

APRIL 22, 2019: BEN AND SARAH JOIN THE LAB

Ben Patty joins the Hainer lab and Sarah Tripplehorn joins as a co-mentored student with Karen Arndt! Looking forward to excellent PhD training experiences!

APRIL 19, 2019: ROTATION TALKS

Sarah and Alex give their rotation talks to the department. Excellent job!

Started during her postdoc and completed in her first year, Sarah's manuscript demonstrating single cell and single embryo CUT&RUN is published online in Cell.

APRIL 3, 2019: SARAH VISITS USCIENCES

Sarah visits USciences of Philadelphia to give a seminar. Excellent meeting such a wonderful community.

MARCH 14, 2019: LISA ACCEPTED TO WOODS HOLE REU PROGRAM

Undergraduate Lisa Coe is accepted to the Woods Hole REU summer program. Congratulations, Lisa!

FEBRUARY 4, 2019: ROTATION STUDENTS ALEX AND SARAH START

First year graduate students Alex Francette and Sarah Tripplehorn start their third rotation in the Hainer lab. Welcome!

FEBRUARY 1, 2019: ROTATION TALKS

Ben and Shunran give their rotation talks from the Hainer lab to the department. Great job, both!

JANUARY 29, 2019: CUT&RUN PROTOCOL PAPER PUBLISHED

Sarah and her former postdoc advisor, Tom Fazzio, publish a detailed protocol on CUT&RUN in Current Protocols in Molecular Biology. 

JANUARY 22, 2019: SEMINAR AT CSB

Sarah presents work on CUT&RUN at the Computational and Systems biology department at Pitt. Thanks for the feedback!

NOVEMBER 5, 2018: ROTATION STUDENTS BEN AND SHUNRAN START

First year graduate students Benjamin Patty and Shunran Zhang start their rotation in the Hainer lab. Welcome, both!

OCTOBER 18, 2018: SCIENCE 2018

Lisa presents her work at the Science 2018 Undergraduate poster symposium. Great job, Lisa!

OCTOBER 5, 2018: DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR

Dave gives his first departmental seminar. Great job, Dave!

AUGUST 27, 2018: JENN PHILIPS-CREMINS VISITS

We host Dr. Jennifer E. Phillips-Cremins from UPenn for a departmental seminar, "3-D genome reconfiguration in brain development and disease."

AUGUST 2-3, 2018: HHMI UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM

Lisa presents at the Departmental Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium.

JULY 26, 2018: NEW HAINER LAB FUNDING

The Hainer lab is awarded a New Investigator from the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation. Thank you!

JUNE 11, 2018: WELCOME, SANTANA

Lab technician Santana joins the lab. Santana comes to us from the University of Pittsburgh Greensburg.

JUNE 10, 2018: FIRST HAINER LAB FUNDING

The Hainer Lab is awarded a grant from local Pittsburgh Samuel and Emma Winters Foundation! Thank you!

MAY 4, 2018: BIANNUAL CHROMATIN MINI-SYMPOSIUM

Sarah gives a presentation at the Chromatin Club Symposium.

APRIL 23, 2018: WELCOME, DAVE

Dave officially joins the Hainer lab as the first graduate student!

APRIL 3, 2018: WELCOME, KRIS

Lab technician Kris joins the lab. Kris comes to us from Allegheny College.

MARCH 22, 2018: HHMI UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER PROGRAM

Lisa is awarded an HHMI funded Mentee Fellowship for the summer. Congrats, Lisa!

MARCH 13, 2018: WIP SEMINAR SERIES

Sarah gives her first PI talk at Magee Women's Research Institute

FEBRUARY 6, 2018: FIRST YEAR ROTATION WITH DAVE

Graduate student Dave begins his rotation in the lab. Welcome, Dave!

FEBRUARY 6, 2018: WELCOME, CALEB

Second year undergraduate Caleb joins the lab. Caleb comes to Pittsburgh from Seattle.

JANUARY 29, 2018: WELCOME, DOMINIC

Second year undergraduate Dominic joins the lab. Dominic comes to Pittsburgh from New Jersey.

JANUARY 22, 2018: WELCOME, LISA

Second year undergraduate Lisa joins the lab. Lisa comes to Pittsburgh from New Jersey.

JANUARY 8, 2018: THE HAINER LAB OPENS!

Sarah officially starts her position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Biological Sciences and opens the lab.