Dr Marc Haber | Postdoctoral Fellow

Haber, Marc

I use genetic data to learn about human history and the events that shaped our genome. I also study the genetic determinants of complex diseases such as diabetes and heart disease and try to understand the disparity in these diseases’ prevalence across worldwide populations.

Publications

  • Chad Genetic Diversity Reveals an African History Marked by Multiple Holocene Eurasian Migrations.

    Haber M, Mezzavilla M, Bergström A, Prado-Martinez J, Hallast P et al.

    American journal of human genetics 2016;99;6;1316-1324

  • Ancient DNA and the rewriting of human history: be sparing with Occam's razor.

    Haber M, Mezzavilla M, Xue Y and Tyler-Smith C

    Genome biology 2016;17;1

  • Genetic evidence for an origin of the Armenians from Bronze Age mixing of multiple populations.

    Haber M, Mezzavilla M, Xue Y, Comas D, Gasparini P et al.

    European journal of human genetics : EJHG 2016;24;6;931-6

  • A comprehensive 1,000 Genomes-based genome-wide association meta-analysis of coronary artery disease.

    Nikpay M, Goel A, Won HH, Hall LM, Willenborg C et al.

    Nature genetics 2015;47;10;1121-30

  • Tracing the route of modern humans out of Africa by using 225 human genome sequences from Ethiopians and Egyptians.

    Pagani L, Schiffels S, Gurdasani D, Danecek P, Scally A et al.

    American journal of human genetics 2015;96;6;986-91

  • The Kalash genetic isolate: ancient divergence, drift, and selection.

    Ayub Q, Mezzavilla M, Pagani L, Haber M, Mohyuddin A et al.

    American journal of human genetics 2015;96;5;775-83

  • Genome-wide diversity in the levant reveals recent structuring by culture.

    Haber M, Gauguier D, Youhanna S, Patterson N, Moorjani P et al.

    PLoS genetics 2013;9;2;e1003316

  • Afghanistan's ethnic groups share a Y-chromosomal heritage structured by historical events.

    Haber M, Platt DE, Ashrafian Bonab M, Youhanna SC, Soria-Hernanz DF et al.

    PloS one 2012;7;3;e34288

  • Genome-wide and paternal diversity reveal a recent origin of human populations in North Africa.

    Fadhlaoui-Zid K, Haber M, Martínez-Cruz B, Zalloua P, Benammar Elgaaied A and Comas D

    PloS one 2013;8;11;e80293

  • Aboriginal Australian mitochondrial genome variation - an increased understanding of population antiquity and diversity.

    Nagle N, van Oven M, Wilcox S, van Holst Pellekaan S, Tyler-Smith C et al.

    Scientific reports 2017;7;43041

  • Mitochondrial DNA diversity of present-day Aboriginal Australians and implications for human evolution in Oceania.

    Nagle N, Ballantyne KN, van Oven M, Tyler-Smith C, Xue Y et al.

    Journal of human genetics 2017;62;3;343-353

  • Mapping Post-Glacial expansions: The Peopling of Southwest Asia.

    Platt DE, Haber M, Dagher-Kharrat MB, Douaihy B, Khazen G et al.

    Scientific reports 2017;7;40338

  • Chad Genetic Diversity Reveals an African History Marked by Multiple Holocene Eurasian Migrations.

    Haber M, Mezzavilla M, Bergström A, Prado-Martinez J, Hallast P et al.

    American journal of human genetics 2016;99;6;1316-1324

  • Genetic evidence for an origin of the Armenians from Bronze Age mixing of multiple populations.

    Haber M, Mezzavilla M, Xue Y, Comas D, Gasparini P et al.

    European journal of human genetics : EJHG 2016;24;6;931-6

  • Response to Hellenthal et al.

    Ayub Q, Mezzavilla M, Pagani L, Haber M, Mohyuddin A et al.

    American journal of human genetics 2016;98;2;398

  • Ancient DNA and the rewriting of human history: be sparing with Occam's razor.

    Haber M, Mezzavilla M, Xue Y and Tyler-Smith C

    Genome biology 2016;17;1

  • A comprehensive 1,000 Genomes-based genome-wide association meta-analysis of coronary artery disease.

    Nikpay M, Goel A, Won HH, Hall LM, Willenborg C et al.

    Nature genetics 2015;47;10;1121-30

  • Genome-wide signatures of male-mediated migration shaping the Indian gene pool.

    ArunKumar G, Tatarinova TV, Duty J, Rollo D, Syama A et al.

    Journal of human genetics 2015;60;9;493-9

  • Tracing the route of modern humans out of Africa by using 225 human genome sequences from Ethiopians and Egyptians.

    Pagani L, Schiffels S, Gurdasani D, Danecek P, Scally A et al.

    American journal of human genetics 2015;96;6;986-91

  • Impact of inflammation, gene variants, and cigarette smoking on coronary artery disease risk.

    Merhi M, Demirdjian S, Hariri E, Sabbah N, Youhanna S et al.

    Inflammation research : official journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et al.] 2015;64;6;415-22

  • The Kalash genetic isolate: ancient divergence, drift, and selection.

    Ayub Q, Mezzavilla M, Pagani L, Haber M, Mohyuddin A et al.

    American journal of human genetics 2015;96;5;775-83

  • Genetic diversity in Puerto Rico and its implications for the peopling of the Island and the West Indies.

    Vilar MG, Melendez C, Sanders AB, Walia A, Gaieski JB et al.

    American journal of physical anthropology 2014;155;3;352-68

  • Contemporary paternal genetic landscape of Polish and German populations: from early medieval Slavic expansion to post-World War II resettlements.

    Rębała K, Martínez-Cruz B, Tönjes A, Kovacs P, Stumvoll M et al.

    European journal of human genetics : EJHG 2013;21;4;415-22

  • Genome-wide and paternal diversity reveal a recent origin of human populations in North Africa.

    Fadhlaoui-Zid K, Haber M, Martínez-Cruz B, Zalloua P, Benammar Elgaaied A and Comas D

    PloS one 2013;8;11;e80293

  • Genome-wide diversity in the levant reveals recent structuring by culture.

    Haber M, Gauguier D, Youhanna S, Patterson N, Moorjani P et al.

    PLoS genetics 2013;9;2;e1003316

  • Evidence of pre-Roman tribal genetic structure in Basques from uniparentally inherited markers.

    Martínez-Cruz B, Harmant C, Platt DE, Haak W, Manry J et al.

    Molecular biology and evolution 2012;29;9;2211-22

  • Y-chromosome analysis reveals genetic divergence and new founding native lineages in Athapaskan- and Eskimoan-speaking populations.

    Dulik MC, Owings AC, Gaieski JB, Vilar MG, Andre A et al.

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2012;109;22;8471-6

  • Genetic and environmental influences on total plasma homocysteine and its role in coronary artery disease risk.

    Ghassibe-Sabbagh M, Platt DE, Youhanna S, Abchee AB, Stewart K et al.

    Atherosclerosis 2012;222;1;180-6

  • Recombination networks as genetic markers in a human variation study of the Old World.

    Javed A, Melé M, Pybus M, Zalloua P, Haber M et al.

    Human genetics 2012;131;4;601-13

  • Afghanistan's ethnic groups share a Y-chromosomal heritage structured by historical events.

    Haber M, Platt DE, Ashrafian Bonab M, Youhanna SC, Soria-Hernanz DF et al.

    PloS one 2012;7;3;e34288

  • Genome-wide association study in a Lebanese cohort confirms PHACTR1 as a major determinant of coronary artery stenosis.

    Hager J, Kamatani Y, Cazier JB, Youhanna S, Ghassibe-Sabbagh M et al.

    PloS one 2012;7;6;e38663

  • Y-chromosome analysis in individuals bearing the Basarab name of the first dynasty of Wallachian kings.

    Martinez-Cruz B, Ioana M, Calafell F, Arauna LR, Sanz P et al.

    PloS one 2012;7;7;e41803

  • Genetic ancestry and indigenous heritage in a Native American descendant community in Bermuda.

    Gaieski JB, Owings AC, Vilar MG, Dulik MC, Gaieski DF et al.

    American journal of physical anthropology 2011;146;3;392-405

  • Parallel evolution of genes and languages in the Caucasus region.

    Balanovsky O, Dibirova K, Dybo A, Mudrak O, Frolova S et al.

    Molecular biology and evolution 2011;28;10;2905-20

  • Influences of history, geography, and religion on genetic structure: the Maronites in Lebanon.

    Haber M, Platt DE, Badro DA, Xue Y, El-Sibai M et al.

    European journal of human genetics : EJHG 2011;19;3;334-40

  • A mitochondrial revelation of early human migrations to the Tibetan Plateau before and after the last glacial maximum.

    Qin Z, Yang Y, Kang L, Yan S, Cho K et al.

    American journal of physical anthropology 2010;143;4;555-69

  • Geographical structure of the Y-chromosomal genetic landscape of the Levant: a coastal-inland contrast.

    El-Sibai M, Platt DE, Haber M, Xue Y, Youhanna SC et al.

    Annals of human genetics 2009;73;Pt 6;568-81

  • Leishmania major: interleukin-13 increases the infection-induced hyperalgesia and the levels of interleukin-1beta and interleukin-12 in rats.

    Haber ME, Daher CF, Karam MC and Baroody GM

    Experimental parasitology 2009;121;3;224-9

  • Identifying genetic traces of historical expansions: Phoenician footprints in the Mediterranean.

    Zalloua PA, Platt DE, El Sibai M, Khalife J, Makhoul N et al.

    American journal of human genetics 2008;83;5;633-42

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