David A. Haig

David A. Haig

Sabbatical, Fall 2017
George Putnam Professor of Biology
Co-Director of Graduate Studies
David Haig

Faculty Support: Bridget Power

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.

 

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