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Dr Reinmar Hager (MSc, PhD) - personal details

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Dr Reinmar Hager

Role: Lecturer in Evolutionary Biology and Postgraduate Tutor

Tel: +44161 275 1550

Location: Faculty of Life Sciences,C1.261 Michael Smith Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PT




Postdoctoral Appointments
2011 Lecturer in Evolutionary Biology and Postgraduate Tutor
2008 NERC Research Fellow, University of Manchester
2005 Postdoctoral Research Associate, supported by BBSRC. Manchester
2004 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, supported by Trinity College. Cambridge

2004 PhD, Trinity College, University of Cambridge
1999 MSc (Diplom-Biologe), University of Würzburg
1996-1997 Undergraduate studies in biology, University of Edinburgh
1993-1996 Undergraduate studies in economics, psychology, law and biology, Universities of Kassel, Munich and Stuttgart

Awards & Distinctions
2009-2014 DFG Emmy Noether Group Leader Fellowship, LMU Munich (declined)
2009         World Health Summit, Berlin, invitation
2008-2011 NERC Research Fellowship
2005-2007 DFG Emmy Noether Research Fellowship
2002-2003 Senior Rouse Ball Scholarship, Trinity College

External and Internal Committees
2014-present University Staffing Commitee
2012-present NERC Peer Review College
2012-present Board of Governors
2012-present Senate
2011-present Research Degree Committee
2008-present General Assembly
2005-2009 Staff representative Evolutionary Biology

Dissemination of Research
Plenaries : 6 plenaries at international conferences
Seminars : 33 invited University seminars plus 46 conference contributions
Media : research featured in numerous international radio and print media, e.g. Der Standard, Der Tagespiegel, Nature, Noorderlicht, Science, Westdeutsche Rundfunk, BBC News, mancunianmatters etc.

Editorial Boards
2014-present  BMC Genetics, Associate Editor
2010-2014      Frontiers in Genetics of Complex Traits, Review Editor

Publications Summary (Peer-reviewed)
First or last author:  39
Total number:           43
1 book Hager R, Jones CB. 2009. Reproductive Skew. Cambridge UP.


Key Publications
Hager R, Lu L, Rosen GD, Williams RW. (2012). Genetic architecture supports mosaic brain evolution and independent brain-body size regulation. Nature Communications, 3, 1079.

Nonacs P, Hager R. (2011). The past, present and future of reproductive skew theory and experiments. Biological Reviews, 86, 271-298.

Cheverud JM, Hager R, Roseman C, Fawcett G, Wang B, Wolf JB. (2008). Genomic imprinting effects on adult body composition in mice. PNAS, 105, 4253-4258.

Wolf JB, Cheverud JM, Roseman C, Hager R. (2008). Genome-wide analysis reveals a complex pattern of genomic imprinting in mice. PLoS Genetics, 4, e1000091.

Wolf JB, Hager R. (2006). A maternal-offspring coadaptation theory for the evolution of genomic imprinting. PLoS Biology, 4(12)

Hager R, Johnstone RA. (2003). The genetic basis of family conflict resolution in mice. Nature, 421, 533-535.

Roulin A, Hager R. (2003). Indiscriminate nursing in communal breeders: A role for genomic imprinting. Ecology Letters 6, 165-166