XVII Iberian Symposium on Marine Biology. September 2014 (Gijón, Asturias) “Effects of ROCK Inhibitor on the Rho-Rock Pathway in E. muelleri.” Q. Schenkelaars, L. Fierro-Constain, E. Renard, C. Borchiellini, A. Hill.
Southeast Regional PULSE Institute. June 2014 (Richmond, VA) “Integrated and Interdisciplinary 1st year Course Models: Partnering with other STEM Disciplines to Transform your Life Science Department’s Curriculum.” Workshop with L. Runyen-Janecky, W. Case, K. Hoke, A.Hill and Richmond students.
Evolution Conference. June 2014 (Raleigh, NC) “Identification of downstream targets of the Pax gene in the sponge Ephydatia muelleri.” A. Rivera, N. Haberkern*, A. Arul Nambi Rajan*, D. Posfai*, A. Hill.
Association for Southeastern Biologists Annual Meeting. April 2014 (Spartanburg, SC) “Facilitating Department Level Curricular Change in the Life Sciences. Workshop with SE PULSE Fellows.
American Society for Cell Biology. December 2013 (New Orleans, LA) “Retaining Diverse Undergraduate Students in the Biological Sciences.” Invited Panel Member.
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. November 2013 (Nashville, TN) “Evolutionary and ecological significance of sponge-Symbiodinium symbioses: genetic regulation of uptake and maintenance in sponges.” M. Hill, A. Hill, C. Cotman*, S. Friday*, T. Heist*, M. McCauley*, K. Peterson*, C. Richardson*, A. Riesgo, B. Strehlow.*
9th World Sponge Conference. November 2013 (Fremantle, Western Australia) “Assembling the Poriferan Tree of Life: Integrative taxonomy and systematics confirm new hypotheses of sponge evolution.” B. Thacker, A. Hill, M. Hill, N. Redmond, A. Collins, C. Morrow, L. Spicer, C. Carmack, M. Zappe, D. Pohlmann*, C. Hall*, C. Diaz, P. Bangalore.
9th World Sponge Conference. November 2013 (Fremantle, Western Australia) “Sequencing of the Ephydatia muelleri genome: Preliminary results. M. Roller, M. Imescek, M. Harcet, G. Worheide, A. Hill, H. Cetkovic, S. Leys, K. Vlahovicek.
Transforming STEM Education: Inquiry, Innovation, Inclusion, and Evidence; AAC&U/PKAL. Oct/Nov 2013. (San Diego, CA) “Using Big Problems to Reveal the Big Picture.” Workshop with E. Goldey and A. Hill
Transforming STEM Education: Inquiry, Innovation, Inclusion, and Evidence; AAC&U/PKAL. Oct/Nov 2013. (San Diego, CA) “PULSE-ating with Vision and Change: Promoting the Role of Faculty as Change Agents.” Co-Facilitator.
AAAS Vision and Change Meeting. August 2013 (Washington, DC) “The University of Richmond’s STEM initiatives in interdisciplinary, student-centered science.” April Hill.
Vermont Genetics Network, Annual Retreat: Keynote Speaker. August 2013 (Burlington, VT) “Implementing ‘Vision & Change’ –Innovations to the Undergraduate Life Science Curriculum.” April Hill.
Third Annual Yosemite Symbiosis Institute. May 2013. (Yosemite National Park) “Evolutionary and ecological significance of sponge-Symbiodinium symbioses: genetic regulation of uptake and maintenance in sponges.” M. Hill and A. Hill.
Association for Southeastern Biologists. April 2013 (Charleston, WV) “Vision and Change Leadership Fellows: Transforming Undergraduate Life Sciences.” Workshop with J. Awong-Taylor, K. Aguirre, C. Peterson, E. Goldey, M. Lee-Brown, N. Jacob, J. Powell-Coffman, A. Hill.
Northwest Regional Society for Developmental Biology. March 2013 (San Juan Island, Washington) “Sponge Wnt causes twinning in Xenopus: demonstration of functional Wnt signaling in the earliest metazoan phylum, Porifera.” P. Winsor, W. Gillis, D. Posfai*, A. Hill, G. Thomsen, S. Leys.
University of Alberta, Invited Seminar. March 2013 (Alberta, Canada) “The evolution and function of the PSED gene regulatory network in sponges.” A. Hill.
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. January 2013 (San Francisco, CA) “Key Topics in Scientific Thinking and the misconceptions that accompany them.” Workshop with B. Lutton, B. Podolsky, S. Singer, L. Gross, B. Podolsky, A. Hill.
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. January 2013 (San Francisco, CA) “The freshwater sponge, Ephydatia muelleri, as a model to study the evolution of developmental regulatory programs.” A. Hill, A. Rivera, I. Winters*, A. Rued*, S. Ding*, D. Posfai*, L. Gentile, E. Webb*, W. Trok*.
C. Richardson*, M. Hill, C. Marks, L. Runyen-Janecky, A. Hill (2012) Experimental manipulation of sponge:bacterial symbiont community composition with antibiotics: sponge cell aggregates as a unique tool to study animal:microbe symbiosis. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 81: 407-418.
A. Rivera, J. Hammel, K. Haen, E. Danka*, B. Cieniewicz*, I. Winters*, D. Posfai*, G. Wörheide, D. Lavrov, S. Knight, M. Hill, A. Hill, and M. Nickel (2011) RNA interference in marine and freshwater sponges: actin knockdown in Tethya wilhelma and Ephydatia muelleri by ingested dsRNA expressing bacteria. BMC Biotechnology, 11: 67. (Highly accessed)
M. Hill, A. Allenby*, B. Ramsby*, C. Schönberg and A. Hill (2011) Symbiodinium diversity among host clionaid sponges from Caribbean and Pacific Reefs: evidence of heteroplasmy and putative host-specific symbiont lineages. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 59: 81-88.
K. Holstien*, A. Rivera, S. Ding*, P. Windsor, S. Leys, M. Hill and A. Hill (2010) Expansion, Diversification, and Expression of T-box Family Genes in Porifera. Development, Genes, and Evolution. 220: 251-262.
A. Hill, W. Boll, C. Ries, L. Warner*, M. Osswalt*, M. Hill and M. Noll (2010) Origin of Pax and Six gene families in sponges: Single PaxB and Six1/2 orthologs in Chalinula loosanoffi. Developmental Biology 343: 106-123.
B. West*, J. Brandt*, K. Holstien*, A. Hill, and M. Hill (2009) Fern-associated arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi are represented by multiple Glomus spp.: do environmental factors influence partner identity? Mycorrhiza 19: 295-304.
N. Lemoine*, N. Buell*, A. Hill, and M. Hill. (2007) Assessing the utility of sponge microbial symbiont communities as models to study global climate change: a case study with Halichondria bowerbanki. p. 419-425. In: Hajdu, E., and G. Muricy (eds.). Porifera Research: Biodiversity, Innovation, and Sustainability.
M. Hill, A. Hill, N. Lopez* and O. Harriott (2006) Sponge-specific bacterial symbionts in the Caribbean sponge, Chondrilla nucula. Marine Biology. 148: 1221-1230.
A. Hill, J. Tetrault*, and M. Hill (2004) Isolation and expression analysis of a poriferan Antp-class BarX/Bsh-like homeobox gene. Development, Genes and Evolution. 214 (10): 515-523.
A. Hill, A. Wagner*, and M. Hill (2003) Hox and paraHox genes from the anthozoan Parazoanthus parasiticus. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 28: 529-535.
M. Hill, C. Stabile*, L.K. Steffen, and A. Hill (2002) "Toxic Effects of Endocrine Disrupters on Two Species of Freshwater Sponge: Common Developmental Abnormalities." Environmental Pollution. 117: 295-300.
*denotes undergraduate coauthor
A. Hill and S. Friday* (2015) Gene Regulation. In Molecular Life Sciences. In Molecular Life Sciences, R. D.Wells, J. S. Bond, J. Klinman, B. S. Masters, E. Bell, ed. (New York: Springer), Pp. 1-14.
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