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Catherine A Hill


  • Professor of Entomology/Vector Biology

Awards & Honors

(2016) President’s Fellow. Purdue University, Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships.

(2016) Principal Fellow. University of Melbourne, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Science, Melbourne, Australia.

(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.


Hill, C. A., & Watts, V. J. 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.

Hill, C. A., & Watts, V. J. Insect G-coupled receptors useful as targets for insecticides and compounds and reagents identified using the same. U.S. Patent No. 61/555,645. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Hill, C. A. G Protein Coupled Receptors From the Malaria Mosquito, Anopheles gambiae. U.S. Patent No. 60/499886. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Selected Publications

Hill, C. A., Doyle, T., Nuss, A. B., Ejendal, K. F., Meyer, J. M., & Watts, V. J. (2016). Comparative pharmacological characterization of D-1-like dopaminereceptors from Anopheles gambiae, Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus suggests pleiotropic signaling in mosquito vector lineages. Parasites & Vectors, 9, 192. doi:10.1186/s13071-016-1477-6

Van Zee, J., Schlueter, J. A., Schlueter, S., Dixon, P., & Hill, C. A. (2016). Paralog analyses reveal gene duplication events and genes under positive selection in Ixodes scapularis and other ixodid ticks. BMC Genomics. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0004180

Gulia-Nuss, M., Nuss, A. B., Sonenshine, D. E., Roe, R. M., Waterhouse, R. M., Meyer, J. M., . . . Hill, C. A. (2016). Genomic insights into the Ixodes scapularis tick vector of Lyme disease. Nature Communications. doi:10.1038/ncomms10507

Nuss, A. B., Ejendal, K. F., Doyle, T. B., Lang, E. G., Meyer, J. M., Watts, V. J., & Hill, C. A. (2015). Dopamine receptor antagonists as new mode-of-action insecticide leads for control of Aedes and Culex mosquito vectors. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseaseo, 9. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0003515

Conley, J., Meyer, J. M., 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, 53-60. Retrieved from http://doi:10.1124/jpet.114.219717

Meyer, J. M., Ejendal, K. F., Avramova, L. V., Garland-Kuntz, E. E., Giraldo-Calderon, G. I., Watts, V. J., & Hill, C. A. (2012). A genome-to-lead approach for insecticide discovery: pharmacological characterization and screening of Aedes aegypti D-1-like dopamine receptors. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 6(1). doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0001478

Nene, V., 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., Stansfield, S., & Collins, F. (2005). Arthropod-borne diseases: Vector control in the genomics era. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 3, 262-268.

Hill, C. A., Fox, A. N., Pitts, R. J., Kent, L. B., Tan, P. L., Chrystal, M. A., . . . Zweibel, L. J. (2002). G protein-coupled receptors in Anopheles gambiae. Science, 298, 176-178.

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