David Haig

George Putnam Professor of Biology and Harvard College Professor

Phone: 617-496-5125
Office: 42B Botanical Museum, MCZ, 26 Oxford St

Website: http://www.oeb.harvard.edu/faculty/haig/Home.html

Because I am theorist, my research is wide and varied. I work on everything from maternal-fetal conflict in human pregnancy to the evolution of plant life cycles. I have a particular interest in genetic conflicts within individual organisms, as exemplified by genomic imprinting.

Recent Publications

Haig, D. & Úbeda, F. (2011) Genomic Imprinting: An Obsession with Depilatory Mice. Current Biology 21(7): R257 - R259.

Haig, D. (2011) Genomic imprinting and the evolutionary psychology of human kinship. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108: 10878 - 10885.

Gregg, C., Zhang, J., Butler, J. E., Haig, D. & Dulac, C. (2010) Sex-Specific Parent-of-Origin Allelic Expression in the Mouse Brain. Science 329(5992): 682 - 685.

Gregg, C., Zhang, J., Weissbourd, B., Luo, S., Schroth, G. P., Haig, D. & Dulac, C. (2010) High-Resolution Analysis of Parent-of-Origin Allelic Expression in the Mouse Brain. Science 329(5992): 643 - 648.

Patten, M. M., Haig, D. & Úbeda, F. (2010) Fitness variation due to sexual antagonism and linkage disequilibrium. Evolution 64(12): 3638 - 3642.

Úbeda, F., Haig, D. & Patten, M. M. (2010) Stable linkage disequilibrium owing to sexual antagonism. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278(1707): 855 - 862.

Haig, D. (2010) Games in tetrads: segregation, recombination, and meiotic drive. American Naturalist 176(4): 404 - 413.

Haig, D. (2010) What do we know about charophyte (streptophyta) life cycles? Journal of Phycology 46(5): 860 - 867.

Patten, M. M. & Haig, D. (2009) Maintenance or loss of genetic variation under sexual and parental antagonism at a sex-linked locus. Evolution 63(11): 2888 - 2895.

Books and Book Chapters:

Haig, D. (2006) The gene meme. Pages 50-65, in Richard Dawkins. How a scientist changed the way we think. A. Grafen & M. Ridley (eds.) Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Haig, D. (2006) Intrapersonal conflict. Pages 8-22, in Conflict. M. K. Jones & A. C. Fabian (eds.) Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Haig, D. (2002) Genomic imprinting and kinship. Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Courses Taught

OEB 202. Individuality and Form in Biology

OEB 114. Vertebrate Viviparity

OEB 168r. Life Cycles of Plants

OEB 305. The Fundamental Interconnectedness of All Things


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