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Sarah Haig

Assistant Professor
Research Group Website @SarahJaneHaig Civil & Environmental Engr

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Dr Haig's research combines environmental microbiology, environmental chemistry, and public health to improve water quality with a focus on drinking water systems. The overall aim of the Haig research group is to develop and advance our understanding of the drinking water microbiome; how to manipulate it to provide safer water in a more energy-efficient way, and understand its role in human health.

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BSc and MSci in Microbiology, University of Glasgow

PhD Environmental Engineering, University of Glasgow

Post doctoral research fellow, University of Michigan

Albright, M.B.N., Louca, S., Winkler, D.E., Feeser, K.L., Haig, S.J., Whiteson, K.L., Emerson, J.B., & Dunbar, J. (2021). Solutions in microbiome engineering: prioritizing barriers to organism establishment. ISME JOURNAL.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1038/s41396-021-01088-5.

Cui, F., Geng, X., Zervaki, O., Dionysiou, D.D., Katz, J., Haig, S.J., & Boufadel, M. (2021). Transport and Fate of Virus-Laden Particles in a Supermarket: Recommendations for Risk Reduction of COVID-19 Spreading. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, 147(4), 04021007.American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001870.

Rockey, N.C., Shen, Y., Haig, S.J., Wax, M., Yonts, J., Wigginton, K.R., Raskin, L., & Olson, T.M. (2021). Impact of service line replacement on lead, cadmium, and other drinking water quality parameters in Flint, Michigan. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE-WATER RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY, 7(4), 797-808.Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). doi: 10.1039/d0ew00975j.

Stabryla, L.M., Johnston, K.A., Diemler, N.A., Cooper, V.S., Millstone, J.E., Haig, S.J., & Gilbertson, L.M. (2021). Role of bacterial motility in differential resistance mechanisms of silver nanoparticles and silver ions. NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY, 16(9), 996-1003.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1038/s41565-021-00929-w.

Haig, S.J., Kotlarz, N., Kalikin, L.M., Chen, T., Guikema, S., LiPuma, J.J., & Raskin, L. (2020). Emerging investigator series: bacterial opportunistic pathogen gene markers in municipal drinking water are associated with distribution system and household plumbing characteristics. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE-WATER RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY, 6(11), 3032-3043.Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). doi: 10.1039/d0ew00723d.

Dowdell, K., Haig, S.J., Caverly, L.J., Shen, Y., LiPuma, J.J., & Raskin, L. (2019). Nontuberculous mycobacteria in drinking water systems - the challenges of characterization and risk mitigation. CURRENT OPINION IN BIOTECHNOLOGY, 57, 127-136.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.copbio.2019.03.010.

Haig, S.J., Kotlarz, N., LiPuma, J.J., & Raskin, L. (2018). A High-Throughput Approach for Identification of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Drinking Water Reveals Relationship between Water Age and Mycobacterium avium. MBIO, 9(1).American Society for Microbiology. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02354-17.

Kotlarz, N., Rockey, N., Olson, T.M., Haig, S.J., Sanford, L., LiPuma, J.J., & Raskin, L. (2018). Biofilms in Full-Scale Drinking Water Ozone Contactors Contribute Viable Bacteria to Ozonated Water. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 52(5), 2618-2628.American Chemical Society (ACS). doi: 10.1021/acs.est.7b04212.

Olson, T.M., Wax, M., Yonts, J., Heidecorn, K., Haig, S.J., Yeoman, D., Hayes, Z., Raskin, L., & Ellis, B.R. (2017). Forensic Estimates of Lead Release from Lead Service Lines during the Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, 4(9), 356-361.American Chemical Society (ACS). doi: 10.1021/acs.estlett.7b00226.

Thompson, L.R., Sanders, J.G., McDonald, D., Amir, A., Ladau, J., Locey, K.J., Prill, R.J., Tripathi, A., Gibbons, S.M., Ackermann, G., Navas-Molina, J.A., Janssen, S., Kopylova, E., Vazquez-Baeza, Y., Gonzalez, A., Morton, J.T., Mirarab, S., Xu, Z.Z., Jiang, L., Haroon, M.F., Kanbar, J., Zhu, Q., Song, S.J., Kosciolek, T., Bokulich, N.A., Lefler, J., Brislawn, C.J., Humphrey, G., Owens, S.M., Hampton-Marcell, J., Berg-Lyons, D., McKenzie, V., Fierer, N., Fuhrman, J.A., Clauset, A., Stevens, R.L., Shade, A., Pollard, K.S., Goodwin, K.D., Jansson, J.K., Gilbert, J.A., Knight, R., Rivera, J.L.A., Al-Moosawi, L., Alverdy, J., Amato, K.R., Andras, J., Angenent, L.T., Antonopoulos, D.A., Apprill, A., Armitage, D., Ballantine, K., Barta, J., Baum, J.K., Berry, A., Bhatnagar, A., Bhatnagar, M., Biddle, J.F., Bittner, L., Boldgiv, B., Bottos, E., Boyer, D.M., Braun, J., Brazelton, W., Brearley, F.Q., Campbell, A.H., Caporaso, J.G., Cardona, C., Carroll, J., Cary, S.C., Casper, B.B., Charles, T.C., Chu, H., Claar, D.C., Clark, R.G., Clayton, J.B., Clemente, J.C., Cochran, A., Coleman, M.L., Collins, G., Colwell, R.R., Contreras, M., Crary, B.B., Creer, S., Cristol, D.A., Crump, B.C., Cui, D., Daly, S.E., Davalos, L., Dawson, R.D., Defazio, J., Delsuc, F., Dionisi, H.M., Dominguez-Bello, M.G., Dowell, R., Dubinsky, E.A., Dunn, P.O., Ercolini, D., Espinoza, R.E., Ezenwa, V., Fenner, N., Findlay, H.S., Fleming, I.D., Fogliano, V., Forsman, A., Freeman, C., Friedman, E.S., Galindo, G., Garcia, L., Alexandra Garcia-Amado, M., Garshelis, D., Gasser, R.B., Gerdts, G., Gibson, M.K., Gifford, I., Gill, R.T., Giray, T., Gittel, A., Golyshin, P., Gong, D., Grossart, H.P., Guyton, K., Haig, S.J., Hale, V., Hall, R.S., Hallam, S.J., Handley, K.M., Hasan, N.A., Haydon, S.R., Hickman, J.E., Hidalgo, G., Hofmockel, K.S., Hooker, J., Hulth, S., Hultman, J., Hyde, E., Ibanez-Alamo, J.D., Jastrow, J.D., Jex, A.R., Johnson, L.S., Johnston, E.R., Joseph, S., Jurburg, S.D., Jurelevicius, D., Karlsson, A., Karlsson, R., Kauppinen, S., Kellogg, C.T.E., Kennedy, S.J., Kerkhof, L.J., King, G.M., Kling, G.W., Koehler, A.V., Krezalek, M., Kueneman, J., Lamendella, R., Landon, E.M., Lane-deGraaf, K., LaRoche, J., Larsen, P., Laverock, B., Lax, S., Lentino, M., Levin, I.I., Liancourt, P., Liang, W., Linz, A.M., Lipson, D.A., Liu, Y., Lladser, M.E., Lozada, M., Spirito, C.M., MacCormack, W.P., MacRae-Crerar, A., Magris, M., Martin-Platero, A.M., Martin-Vivaldi, M., Margarita Martinez, L., Martinez-Bueno, M., Marzinelli, E.M., Mason, O.U., Mayer, G.D., McDevitt-Irwin, J.M., McDonald, J.E., McGuire, K.L., McMahon, K.D., McMinds, R., Medina, M., III, M.J.R., Metcalf, J.L., Meyer, F., Michelangeli, F., Miller, K., Mills, D.A., Minich, J., Mocali, S., Moitinho-Silva, L., Moore, A., Morgan-Kiss, R.M., Munroe, P., Myrold, D., Neufeld, J.D., Ni, Y., Nicol, G.W., Nielsen, S., Nissimov, J.I., Niu, K., Nolan, M.J., Noyce, K., O'Brien, S.L., Okamoto, N., Orlando, L., Castellano, Y.O., Osuolale, O., Oswald, W., Parnell, J., Peralta-Sanchez, J.M., Petraitis, P., Pfister, C., Pilon-Smits, E., Piombino, P., Pointing, S.B., Pollock, F.J., Potter, C., Prithiviraj, B., Quince, C., Rani, A., Ranjan, R., Rao, S., Rees, A.P., Richardson, M., Riebesell, U., Robinson, C., Rockne, K.J., Rodriguezl, S.M., Rohwer, F., Roundstone, W., Safran, R.J., Sangwan, N., Sanz, V., Schrenk, M., Schrenzel, M.D., Scott, N.M., Seger, R.L., Seguin-Orlando, A., Seldin, L., Seyler, L.M., Shakhsheer, B., Sheets, G.M., Shen, C., Shi, Y., Shin, H., Shogan, B.D., Shutler, D., Siegel, J., Simmons, S., Sjoling, S., Smith, D.P., Soler, J.J., Sperling, M., Steinberg, P.D., Stephens, B., Stevens, M.A., Taghavi, S., Tai, V., Tait, K., Tan, C.L., Tas, N., Taylor, D.L., Thomas, T., Timling, I., Turner, B.L., Urich, T., Ursell, L.K., van der Lelie, D., Van Treuren, W., van Zwieten, L., Vargas-Robles, D., Thurber, R.V., Vitaglione, P., Walker, D.A., Walters, W.A., Wang, S., Wang, T., Weaver, T., Webster, N.S., Wehrle, B., Weisenhorn, P., Weiss, S., Werner, J.J., West, K., Whitehead, A., Whitehead, S.R., Whittingham, L.A., Willerslev, E., Williams, A.E., Wood, S.A., Woodhams, D.C., Yang, Y., Zaneveld, J., Zarraonaindia, I., Zhang, Q., Zhao, H., & Consortiu, E.M.P. (2017). A communal catalogue reveals Earth's multiscale microbial diversity. NATURE, 551(7681), 457-+.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1038/nature24621.

Caverly, L.J., Carmody, L.A., Haig, S.J., Kotlarz, N., Kalikin, L.M., Raskin, L., & LiPuma, J.J. (2016). Culture-Independent Identification of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Cystic Fibrosis Respiratory Samples. PLOS ONE, 11(4), e0153876.Public Library of Science (PLoS). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0153876.

Haig, S.J., Gauchotte-Lindsay, C., Collins, G., & Quince, C. (2016). Bioaugmentation Mitigates the Impact of Estrogen on Coliform-Grazing Protozoa in Slow Sand Filters. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 50(6), 3101-3110.American Chemical Society (ACS). doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b05027.

Lahr, R.H., Goetsch, H.E., Haig, S.J., Noe-Hays, A., Love, N.G., Aga, D.S., Bott, C.B., Foxman, B., Jimenez, J., Luo, T., Nace, K., Ramadugu, K., & Wigginton, K.R. (2016). Urine Bacterial Community Convergence through Fertilizer Production: Storage, Pasteurization, and Struvite Precipitation. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 50(21), 11619-11626.American Chemical Society (ACS). doi: 10.1021/acs.est.6b02094.

Feder, M., Phoenix, V., Haig, S., Sloan, W., Dorea, C., & Haynes, H. (2015). Influence of biofilms on heavy metal immobilization in sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS). ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY, 36(21), 2803-2814.Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/09593330.2015.1049214.

Haig, S.J., Quince, C., Davies, R.L., Dorea, C.C., & Collins, G. (2015). The Relationship between Microbial Community Evenness and Function in Slow Sand Filters. MBIO, 6(5), e00729-e00715.American Society for Microbiology. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00729-15.

Haig, S.J., Schirmer, M., D'Amore, R., Gibbs, J., Davies, R.L., Collins, G., & Quince, C. (2015). Stable-isotope probing and metagenomics reveal predation by protozoa drives E-coli removal in slow sand filters. ISME JOURNAL, 9(4), 797-808.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2014.175.

Khan, M.J., Quince, C., S, V., Ijaz, U.Z., Loman, N., Calus, S.T., Quick, J., Haig, S.J., Shaikh, M.G., Edwards, C.A., & Gerasimidis, K. (2015). A detailed analysis of the gut microbial diversity and metabolic activity in children with obesity of different aetiology and lean controls. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 74(OCE1), E75.Cambridge University Press (CUP). doi: 10.1017/S0029665115000907.

Quince, C., Ijaz, U.Z., Loman, N., Eren, A.M., Saulnier, D., Russell, J., Haig, S.J., Calus, S.T., Quick, J., Barclay, A., Bertz, M., Blaut, M., Hansen, R., McGrogan, P., Russell, R.K., Edwards, C.A., & Gerasimidis, K. (2015). Extensive Modulation of the Fecal Metagenome in Children With Crohn's Disease During Exclusive Enteral Nutrition. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, 110(12), 1718-1729.Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health). doi: 10.1038/ajg.2015.357.

Haig, S.J., Quince, C., Davies, R.L., Dorea, C.C., & Collins, G. (2014). Replicating the microbial community and water quality performance of full-scale slow sand filters in laboratory-scale filters. WATER RESEARCH, 61, 141-151.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2014.05.008.

Haig, S.J. (2011). Adherence of Mannheimia haemolytica to ovine bronchial epithelial cells. Bioscience Horizons, 4(1), 50-60.Oxford University Press (OUP). doi: 10.1093/biohorizons/hzr007.

Haig, S.J., Collins, G., Davies, R.L., Dorea, C.C., & Quince, C. (2011). Biological aspects of slow sand filtration: past, present and future. WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-WATER SUPPLY, 11(4), 468-472.IWA Publishing. doi: 10.2166/ws.2011.076.

Haig, S.J., Davies, R.L., Welch, T.J., Reese, R.A., & Verner-Jeffreys, D.W. (2011). Comparative susceptibility of Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout to Yersinia ruckeri: Relationship to O antigen serotype and resistance to serum killing. VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY, 147(1-2), 155-161.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2010.06.022.

Verner-Jeffreys, D.W., Welch, T.J., Schwarz, T., Pond, M.J., Woodward, M.J., Haig, S.J., Rimmer, G.S.E., Roberts, E., Morrison, V., & Baker-Austin, C. (2009). High Prevalence of Multidrug-Tolerant Bacteria and Associated Antimicrobial Resistance Genes Isolated from Ornamental Fish and Their Carriage Water. PLOS ONE, 4(12), e8388.Public Library of Science (PLoS). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0008388.