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Catherine A Hill


  • Professor of Entomology/Vector Biology

Awards & Honors

(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.

(2013) Showalter Faculty Scholar. Purdue University.

(2012) LEAD21 2012-2013 Participant. LEAD21.

(2012) TEAM Award. Purdue Agriculture.

(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.

Selected Publications

Conley, J., Nuss, A., Doyle, T., Savinov, S., Hill, C., & Watts, V. (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., & Hill, C. (2014). Tick Genetics, Genomics and Proteomics. In Biology of Ticks (61-87). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Gulia-Nuss, M., Meyer, J., & Hill, C. (2014). Ticks (Ixodida). In Protocols for Cytogenetic Mapping of Arthropod Genomes (439-470). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Hill, C., Meyer, J., Ejendal, K. K., Echeverry, D., Lang, E., Avramova, L., Conley, J., . . . Watts, V. (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.

Meyer, J., Ejendal, K. K., Avramova, L., Garland-Kuntz, E., Giraldo-Calderon, G., & Watts, V. (2012). A äóìgenome-to-leadäó� approach for insecticide discovery: pharmacological characterization and chemical compound screening of Aedes aegypti D1-like dopamine receptors. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 6.

Meyer, J., Ejendal, K. K., & Watts, V. (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., Kurtti, T., & Van Zee, J. (2010). Genome organization of major tandem repeats in the hard tick, Ixodes scapularis. Chromosome Research, 18, 357-370.

Kirkness, E., Haas, B., Sun, W., Braig, H., Perotti, M., Clark, J., Lee, S., . . . Hannick, L. (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.

Whitford, F., & MacDonald, J. (2009). Assessing and responding to public health entomology needs in Indiana. American Entomologist, 55(2), 114-121.

Guerrero, F., Pagel Van Zee, J., Geraci, N., Walling, J., & Stuart, J. (2009). The position of repetitive DNA sequence in the southern cattle tick genome permits chromosome identification. Chromosome Research, 17(1), 77-89.