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Catherine A Hill


  • Professor of Entomology
  • Associate Professor / Vector Biology & Public Health Extension

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.

(2009) Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy Fellow 2009-2010. Discovery Park, Burton 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.


Hill, C. A., & Watts, V. J. (2011). 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.

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.

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.

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

Geraci, N. S., Johnston, J. S., Robinson, J. P., Wikel, S. K., & Hill, C. A. (2007). Variation in genome size of ixodid and argasid ticks. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 37, 399-408.

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.

Pagel Van Zee, J., Geraci, N. S., Guerrero, F. D., Wikel, S. K., Nene, V. M., & Hill, C. A. (2007). Looking to the future of tick genomics: Insights from the Ixodes genome project. Int. J. Parasitol, 75(37), 1297-1305.

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.

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