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Jonathon Hill

Assistant Professor
Physiology & Developmental Biology
Email: jhill@byu.edu

Office: LSB 3018
Provo, UT 84602

801-422-8970

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

Winter 2019

  • PDBIO 295R: Introductory Undgrad Research Section 008
  • PDBIO 349R: PDBio Teaching Experience Section 010
  • PDBIO 360: Cell Biology Section 001
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undergraduate Research Section 008, 024
  • PDBIO 550R: Advanced Topics in PDBio Section 010
  • PDBIO 570: Responsible Research Conduct Section 001
  • PDBIO 699R: Master's Thesis Section 008
  • PDBIO 799R: Dissertation Section 008

Fall 2018

  • PDBIO 295R: Introductory Undgrad Research Section 008
  • PDBIO 349R: PDBio Teaching Experience Section 009
  • PDBIO 360: Cell Biology Section 001
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undergraduate Research Section 008, 022
  • PDBIO 601: Cell & Molecular Physiology Section 001
  • PDBIO 649R: Laboratory Research Section 008
  • PDBIO 799R: Dissertation Section 008

Summer 2018

  • PDBIO 349R: PDBio Teaching Experience Section 003
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undgraduate Research Section 008
  • PDBIO 649R: Laboratory Research Section 008

Spring 2018

  • PDBIO 295R: Introductory Undgrad Research Section 008
  • PDBIO 349R: PDBio Teaching Experience Section 010
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undgraduate Research Section 008
  • PDBIO 649R: Laboratory Research Section 009

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.