Hill, Jonathon

Physiology & Developmental Biology

Email: 1kijmmAczv/fev  (Email Form)

3018  LSB
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-8970

Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae

 Research Interests
I am interested in understanding how genes are regulated during heart formation. The heart forms as a linear tube and then loops around to form the ball-like shape of the adult heart. I am combining bioinformatics and bench biology to study how gene expression is controlled during this process. Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying heart development will help improve diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart disease.
 Education
  • Ph.D., Genetics and Development, Columbia University, 2010
  • M.Phil., Genetics and Development, Columbia University, 2008
  • MS, Molecular Biology, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, 2007
  • BS, Microbiology, Brigham Young University, 2005
 Experience

Academic - Post-Secondary
  • Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University, 2015-Present
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University Of Utah, 2010-2015

 Honors and Awards
  • Columbia University : Ph.D. Awarded with Distinction
 Courses Taught

Spring 2017
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undgraduate Research Section 009
Winter 2017
  • PDBIO 349R: PDBio Teaching Seminar Section 011
  • PDBIO 360: Cell Biology Section 002
  • PDBIO 494R: Undergraduate Research Section 009
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undgraduate Research Section 009
  • PDBIO 649R: Laboratory Research Section 009
Fall 2016
  • PDBIO 360: Cell Biology Section 002
  • PDBIO 494R: Undergraduate Research Section 009
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undgraduate Research Section 009
  • PDBIO 601: Cell & Molecular Physiology Section 001
Summer 2016
  • PDBIO 494R: Undergraduate Research Section 009
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undgraduate Research Section 009

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Hill JT, Demarest BL, Bisgrove BW, Su YC, Smith M, Yost HJ. 2014. Poly peak parser: Method and software for identification of unknown indels using sanger sequencing of polymerase chain reaction products. 243(12):1632-6.  doi:10.1002/dvdy.24183

Hill JT, Demarest BL, Bisgrove BW, Gorsi B, Su YC, Yost HJ. 2013. MMAPPR: mutation mapping analysis pipeline for pooled RNA-seq. 23(4):687-97.  doi:10.1101/gr.146936.112

Maguire CT, Demarest BL, Hill JT, Palmer JD, Brothman AR, Yost HJ, Condic ML. 2013. Genome-wide analysis reveals the unique stem cell identity of human amniocytes. 8(1):e53372.  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053372

Arnes L, Hill JT, Gross S, Magnuson MA, Sussel L. 2012. Ghrelin expression in the mouse pancreas defines a unique multipotent progenitor population. 7(12):e52026.  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052026

Hill JT, Anderson KR, Mastracci TL, Kaestner KH, Sussel L. 2011. Novel computational analysis of protein binding array data identifies direct targets of Nkx2.2 in the pancreas. 12:62.  doi:10.1186/1471-2105-12-62

Hill JT, Chao CS, Anderson KR, Kaufman F, Johnson CW, Sussel L. 2010. Nkx2.2 activates the ghrelin promoter in pancreatic islet cells. 24(2):381-90.  doi:10.1210/me.2009-0360

Hill JT, Mastracci TL, Vinton C, Doyle ML, Anderson KR, Loomis ZL, Schrunk JM, Minic AD, Prabakar KR, Pugliese A, et al. 2009. Ghrelin is dispensable for embryonic pancreatic islet development and differentiation. 157(1-3):51-6.  doi:10.1016/j.regpep.2009.02.013

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