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Tuesday, April 5, 2022 6pm to 8pm

Harvard Faculty Club View map

20 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA 0213

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This series is only for first-year students, with each event limited to 10 students so that you can participate in the discussion and ask the questions that are on your mind. Students who attend will have the opportunity to meet outstanding members of the Harvard community over dinner at the Faculty Club. 


David Haig is the George Putnam Professor of Biology at Harvard University.   As an independent researcher, Haig’s research has focused on evolutionary theory and has included a range of subjects from maternal-fetal conflict in human pregnancy to the evolution of plant life cycles. He has a particular interest in genetic conflicts within individual organisms, as exemplified by genomic imprinting. His book Genomic Imprinting and Kinship argues that genes of maternal and paternal origin exemplify the conflicting evolutionary forces that arise within an individual. Haig also pioneered an evolutionary approach to understanding diseases of human pregnancy in terms of parent-offspring conflict. He is currently watching moss grow. Haig was a Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows at Harvard from 1992 to 1995 and was awarded the Dobzhansky Prize in 1995. His publications appear in journals such as Current Biology, Nature Reviews Genetics, and Science. 

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