972-1977 Assistant Professor, Brandeis University
1977-1984 Associate Professor, Brandeis University
1984- Professor, Brandeis University
2017- Specially Appointed Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Field of Specialization
Chromosome dynamics / homologous recombination / DNA double strand break repair
Cell Biology Center（IIR, Tokyo Tech）
Research Hub Group ：Cutting-edge Cell Biology international hub group
- Our lab studies how potentially lethal breaks in the DNA double helix are repaired and what effects they have on the cell.
Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
NIH MERIT award
Fellow, Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study
Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Member, National Academy of Sciences
Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Genetics, Genetics Society of America
- New insights into donor directionality of mating-type switching in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Takahisa Maki, Naoto Ogura, James E Haber, Hiroshi Iwasaki, Genevieve Thon. PLoS Genet. (2018) 14(5):e1007424.
- Anand R, Beach A, Li K and Haber JE (2017) Rad51-mediated double-strand break repair and mismatch correction of divergent substrates. Nature 544, 377–380
- Tsabar M, Waterman DP, Aguilar F, Katsnelson L, Eapen VV, Memisoglu G, Haber JE. (2016). Asf1 facilitates dephosphorylation of Rad53 after DNA double-strand break repair. Genes Dev. 30, 1211-24.
- Lee CS, Lee K, Legube G and Haber JE. (2014) Dynamics of yeast histone H2A and H2B phosphorylation in response to a double-strand break. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 21, 103-109.
- Tsaponina O and Haber JE. (2014) Frequent Interchromosomal Template Switches during Gene Conversion in S. cerevisiae. Mol Cell 55, 615-625.
- Hicks WM, Kim M and Haber JE. (2010) Increased mutagenesis and unique mutation signature associated with mitotic gene conversion. Science 329, 82-85.
- Lydeard JR, Jain S, Yamaguchi M and Haber JE. (2007). Break-induced replication and telomerase-independent telomere maintenance require Pol32. Nature 448, 820-823.
- Ira G, Malkova, A, Liberi G, Foiani M, and Haber JE. (2003) Srs2 and Sgs1-Top3 Suppress Crossovers during Double-Strand Break Repair in Yeast. Cell 115, 401-411.
- Valencia MM, Bentele MB, Vaze MG, Herrmann E, Kraus, Lee SE, Schar P and Haber JE. (2001) NEJ1 controls non-homologous end joining in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Nature 414, 666-9.