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Catherine A Hill


  • Professor of Entomology/Vector Biology

Awards & Honors

(2012) TEAM Award. Purdue Agriculture.

(2012) LEAD21 2012-2013 Participant. LEAD21.

(2011) Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy Scholar, 2011. Purdue University, Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship.

(2010) Member, Blue Ribbon Panel on "Genomics", February 2010. NIH/NHGRI/NIAID.

(2010) Member, Eukaryotic Pathogens and Vectors Working Group, 2010-pres. NIH/NHGRI/NIAID.

(2010) Member, Genomic Sequencing Centers for Infectious Diseases Scientific Working Group, 2010-pres. NIH/NHGRI/NIAID.

(2014) Adjunct Faculty 2014-2015. Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

(2014) Member, Editorial Board. BMC Genomics.

(2014) Member, Organizing Committee. EMBO Molecular and Population Biology of Mosquitoes and Other Disease Vectors Meeting, Kolymbari, Crete.


Hill, C. A., & Watts, V. J. (2014). Insect G-coupled receptors useful as targets for insecticides and compounds and reagents identified using the same. U.S. Patent No. 14/356,019. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Selected Publications

Meyer, J. M., Ejendal, K. F. K., Avramova, L. V., Garland-Kuntz, E., Giraldo-Calderon, G. I., Watts, V. J., & Hill, C. A. (2012). A “genome-to-lead” approach for insecticide discovery: pharmacological characterization and chemical compound screening of Aedes aegypti D1-like dopamine receptors. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 6.

Meyer, J. M., Ejendal, K. F. K., Watts, V. J., & Hill, C. A. (2011). Molecular and pharmacological characterization of two D1-like dopamine receptors in the Lyme disease vector, Ixodes scapularis. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 41, 563-571.

Meyer, J. M., Kurtti, T. J., Van Zee, J. P., & Hill, C. A. (2010). Genome organization of major tandem repeats in the hard tick, Ixodes scapularis. Chromosome Research, 18, 357-370.

Nene, V. M., Wortman, J., Lawson, D., Haas, B., Kodira, C., Tu, Z., . . . Severson, D. (2007). Genome sequence of Aedes aegypti, a major arbovirus vector. Science, 316, 1718-1723.

Hill, C. A., Kafatos, F. C., Stansfield, S. K., & Collins, F. H. (2005). Arthropod-borne diseases: Vector control in the genomics era. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 3, 262-268.

Kirkness, E. F., Haas, B. J., Sun, W., Braig, H. R., Perotti, M. A., Clark, J. M., . . . Pittendrigh, B. R. (2010). Genome sequences of the human body louse and its primary endosymbiont provide insights into the permanent parasitic lifestyle. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 107, 12168-12173.

Conley, J. M., Nuss, A. B., Doyle, T., Savinov, S., Hill, C. A., & Watts, V. J. (2014). In vitro and in vivo evaluation of AaDOP2 receptor antagonists reveals antidepressants and antipsychotics as novel lead molecules for yellow fever mosquito control. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 352. Retrieved from http://doi:10.1124/jpet.114.219717

Meyer, J. M., & Hill, C. A. (2014). Tick Genetics, Genomics and Proteomics. In Biology of Ticks (Vol. 2/2, pp. 61-87). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Hill, C. A., Meyer, J. M., Ejendal, K. F. K., Echeverry, D. F., Lang, E. G., Avramova, L. V., . . . Watts, V. J. (2013). Re-invigorating the insecticide discovery pipeline for vector control: GPCRs as targets for the identification of next gen insecticides. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology, 106, 141-148.