Alison Hill

Senior Lecturer of Biology

Office: 
0054 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-1000
Phone: 
(919) 660-7349
My primary focus in the department is instructional. I teach courses for both biology majors and non-majors.  I continue to develop and innovate the Molecular Biology lab curriculum and am involved in efforts to improve instruction by bringing formative assessment into our lectures. My non-majors courses (Genetics, Genomics and Society and Biology of Aging) emphasize scientific literacy for non-majors and introduce foundational principles of genetics and molecular biology while exploring the relevant innovations and accompanying societal issues. My scholarly work focuses on how to help students gain mastery in complex problem solving in biology and how creative assessments can affect student learning outcomes. I am interested in expanding my non-majors courses to an international audience and will teach Genetics, Genomics and Society at Duke in Kunshan in the spring of 2016.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1987

  • B.A., Antioch College 1978

Hill, A, and Bloom, KS. "The acquisition and processing of dicentric chromosomes in yeast." Molecular and Cellular Biology 9 (2008): 1368-1370. (Academic Article)

Bloom, KS, Amaya, E, Carbon, J, Clarke, L, Hill, A, and Yeh, E. "Chromatin conformation of yeast centromeres." J. Cell Biology 99 (2008): 1559-1568. (Academic Article)

Bloom, KS, Hill, A, and Yeh, E. "Chromosome mechanics in yeast." Bioessays News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology 4 (2008): 100-104. (Academic Article)

Hill, A, Nantel, A, Rock, CD, and Quatrano, RS. "A conserved domain of the viviparous-1 gene product enhances the DNA binding activity of the bZIP protein EmBP-1 and other transcription factors." Journal of Biological Chemistry 271, no. 7 (1996): 3366-3374. Full Text

Bloom, K, Hill, A, and Jones, E. "Conditional dicentric chromosomes in yeast." Progress in clinical and biological research 318 (1989): 149-158.

Hill, A, and Bloom, K. "Acquisition and processing of a conditional dicentric chromosome in Saccharomyces cerevisiae." Molecular and Cellular Biology 9, no. 3 (1989): 1368-1370.

Bloom, K, Hill, A, Kenna, M, and Saunders, M. "The structure of a primitive kinetochore." Trends in Biochemical Sciences 14, no. 6 (1989): 223-227.

Hill, A, and Bloom, K. "Genetic manipulation of centromere function." Molecular and Cellular Biology 7, no. 7 (1987): 2397-2405.

Bloom, K, Hill, A, and Yeh, E. "Structural analysis of a yeast centromere." BioEssays 4, no. 3 (1986): 100-104.

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