Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. January 2017 (New Orleans, LA) “Methylation and chromatin remodeling complex from sponges to humans.” B. Kornegay, J. Cramer, D. Pohlmann, F. Gomez, L. Mark, C. Hall, E. Iraliev-Perez, N.M. Walavalkar, M.J. Sperlazza, J.W. Prokop, D.C. Williams, A. Hill.
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. January 2017 (New Orleans, LA) “Secreted frizzled related protein is a putative downstream target of PaxB in the freshwater sponge, Ephydatia muelleri.” C. Hall, M. Rodriguez, A. Wei, E. Wictor, A, Gazi, J. Garcia, G. Gentile, A. Rivera, A. Hill.
SENCER Summer Institute. Plenary Speaker. July/Aug 2016 (Chicago, IL) “SENCER: Transforming STEM for majors, and it’s about time, too.”
30th Annual Symposium of the Protein Society. Invited Speaker. July 2016 (Baltimore, MD) “Moving from surviving to thriving: Transforming the first year STEM curriculum.”
Southeast Regional PULSE Institute, Plenary Speaker. June 2016 (Greenville, SC) “Moving from surviving to thriving: Transforming the first year STEM curriculum.”
Southeast Regional PULSE Institute, Workshop Leader. June 2016 (Greenville, SC) “Integrated, Interdisciplinary, and Inclusive 1st Year Science Courses.” with K. Hoke, C. Hoke, and W. Case.
University of California, Los Angeles, Invited Workshop. May 2016 (Los Angeles, CA) “Development, Implementation and Outcomes of an Integrated Science Curriculum for First-Year STEM Students.”
University of California, Los Angeles, Invited Seminar. May 2016 (Los Angeles, CA) “Evolutionary origins and function of animal specific gene regulatory networks: insights from the sponges.”
45th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting. March 2016 (Portland, ME) "Exploring factors favoring coevolutionary specialization: Agent based and deterministic modeling with tests involving sponge:Symbiodinium symbioses” M. Hill, G. Fundakowski*, T. Heist*, C. Hughes*, N. Rahman*, S. Toolsidass*, T. Wang*, A. Hill, B. Lawson, J.W. Cain.
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. January 2016 (Portland, OR) “Role of the Rho-Rock Pathway in Sponge Morphogenesis.” A. Hill, Q. Schenkelaars, C. Hall*, O. Quintero, L. Fierro-Constain, E. Renard, C. Borchiellini.
Winter Simulation Conference. November 2015 (San Diego, CA) “An Agent-Based Simulation Model of Sponge: Algae Symbiotic Relationships.” B. Lawson, M. Hill, A. Hill, T. Heist*, and C. Hughes*.
AAC&U Crossing Boundaries: Transforming STEM Education. November 2015 (Seattle, WA) “Moving Mountains: Lessons from Twenty Institutions Engaged in Department-Wide Undergraduate STEM Education Reform.” E. Goldey, C. Finelli, S. Musante, J.Awong-Taylor, M. Brown, A. Hill.
AAC&U Crossing Boundaries: Transforming STEM Education. November 2015 (Seattle, WA) “URISE: University of Richmond Integrated Science Experience.” A. Hill, C. Parish, K. Hoke, L. Runyen-Janecky.
Wofford College, Invited Workshop. October 2015 (Spartanburg, SC) “We all rise in URISE: An integrated model for student success in STEM.
Wofford College, Invited Seminar. October 2015 (Spartanburg, SC) “How did Sponge Bob get his eyes? Tales of gene networks that set the stage for animal evolution.”
Beckman Scholars Program. August 2015 (Irvine, CA) “Investigating Intracellular Symbiont Dynamics in Sponge:Symbiodinium Relationships.” T. Heist*, C. Hughes*, A. Hill, B. Lawson, M. Hill.
Gordon Research Conference: Undergraduate Biology Education Research. July 2015 (Bates College, ME) “Moving Mountains: The Impact of the Southeastern Regional PULSE Initiative on Twenty Diverse Institutions Engaged in Department-Wide Undergraduate Biology Reform.” E. Goldey, K. Aguirre, J. Awong-Taylor, H. Belmont, J. Choi, C. Finelli, C. Harmon, A. Hill, N. Jacob, M. Lee-Brown, S. Musante, S. Romano, M. Smith.
HHMI Constellation Studio for Science Education: Adapting Promising Practices and Promoting Institutuional Change. June 2015 (Chevy Chase, MD) “University of Richmond Integrated Science Experience (URISE): A Comprehensive Model for Inclusion and Persistence.” A. Hill, K. Hoke, C. Parish, L. Runyen-Janecky.
3rd Annual INSPIRE Scientific Teaching Seminar Keynote Speaker. May 2015 (Rutgers University, NJ) “What is your vision for change?: Harnessing the capacity and creativity of life science departments to transform student learning experiences. A. Hill
Association for Southeastern Biologists Annual Meeting. April 2015 (Chattanooga, TN) “Crafting and implementing a shared vision for department-wide improvement of Undergraduate Life Sciences Education.” A. Hill with Southeastern PULSE Fellows.
2nd International Symposium on Sponge Microbiology. October 2014 (Baltimore, MD) “Modeling establishment of intracellular symbiont populations: a case study informed by sponge:symbiodinium relationships.” T. Heist*, C. Hughes*, A. Hill, B. Lawson, M. Hill.
XVII Iberian Symposium on Marine Biology. September 2014 (Gijón, Asturias) “Effects of ROCK Inhibitor on the Rho-Rock Pathway in E. muelleri.” Q. Schenkelaars, L. Fierro-Constain, E. Renard, C. Borchiellini, A. Hill.
Southeast Regional PULSE Institute. June 2014 (Richmond, VA) “Integrated and Interdisciplinary 1st year Course Models: Partnering with other STEM Disciplines to Transform your Life Science Department’s Curriculum.” Workshop with L. Runyen-Janecky, W. Case, K. Hoke, A.Hill and Richmond students.
Evolution Conference. June 2014 (Raleigh, NC) “Identification of downstream targets of the Pax gene in the sponge Ephydatia muelleri.” A. Rivera, N. Haberkern*, A. Arul Nambi Rajan*, D. Posfai*, A. Hill.
Association for Southeastern Biologists Annual Meeting. April 2014 (Spartanburg, SC) “Facilitating Department Level Curricular Change in the Life Sciences. Workshop with SE PULSE Fellows.
J. Cramer, D. Pohlmann*, F. Gomez, L. Mark*, B. Kornegay*, C. Hall, N. Walavalkar, S. Bilinovich, J. Prokop, A. Hill, D. Williams (2016) Methylation specific targeting of a chromatin remodeling complex from sponges to humans. Scientific Reports. 7:40674.
C. Richardson*, M. Hill, C. Marks, L. Runyen-Janecky, A. Hill (2012) Experimental manipulation of sponge:bacterial symbiont community composition with antibiotics: sponge cell aggregates as a unique tool to study animal:microbe symbiosis. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 81: 407-418.
A. Rivera, J. Hammel, K. Haen, E. Danka*, B. Cieniewicz*, I. Winters*, D. Posfai*, G. Wörheide, D. Lavrov, S. Knight, M. Hill, A. Hill, and M. Nickel (2011) RNA interference in marine and freshwater sponges: actin knockdown in Tethya wilhelma and Ephydatia muelleri by ingested dsRNA expressing bacteria. BMC Biotechnology, 11: 67. (Highly accessed)
M. Hill, A. Allenby*, B. Ramsby*, C. Schönberg and A. Hill (2011) Symbiodinium diversity among host clionaid sponges from Caribbean and Pacific Reefs: evidence of heteroplasmy and putative host-specific symbiont lineages. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 59: 81-88.
K. Holstien*, A. Rivera, S. Ding*, P. Windsor, S. Leys, M. Hill and A. Hill (2010) Expansion, Diversification, and Expression of T-box Family Genes in Porifera. Development, Genes, and Evolution. 220: 251-262.
A. Hill, W. Boll, C. Ries, L. Warner*, M. Osswalt*, M. Hill and M. Noll (2010) Origin of Pax and Six gene families in sponges: Single PaxB and Six1/2 orthologs in Chalinula loosanoffi. Developmental Biology 343: 106-123.
B. West*, J. Brandt*, K. Holstien*, A. Hill, and M. Hill (2009) Fern-associated arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi are represented by multiple Glomus spp.: do environmental factors influence partner identity? Mycorrhiza 19: 295-304.
N. Lemoine*, N. Buell*, A. Hill, and M. Hill. (2007) Assessing the utility of sponge microbial symbiont communities as models to study global climate change: a case study with Halichondria bowerbanki. p. 419-425. In: Hajdu, E., and G. Muricy (eds.). Porifera Research: Biodiversity, Innovation, and Sustainability.
M. Hill, A. Hill, N. Lopez* and O. Harriott (2006) Sponge-specific bacterial symbionts in the Caribbean sponge, Chondrilla nucula. Marine Biology. 148: 1221-1230.
A. Hill, J. Tetrault*, and M. Hill (2004) Isolation and expression analysis of a poriferan Antp-class BarX/Bsh-like homeobox gene. Development, Genes and Evolution. 214 (10): 515-523.
A. Hill, A. Wagner*, and M. Hill (2003) Hox and paraHox genes from the anthozoan Parazoanthus parasiticus. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 28: 529-535.
M. Hill, C. Stabile*, L.K. Steffen, and A. Hill (2002) "Toxic Effects of Endocrine Disrupters on Two Species of Freshwater Sponge: Common Developmental Abnormalities." Environmental Pollution. 117: 295-300.
A. Hill and S. Friday* (2015) Gene Regulation. In Molecular Life Sciences. In Molecular Life Sciences, R. D.Wells, J. S. Bond, J. Klinman, B. S. Masters, E. Bell, ed. (New York: Springer), Pp. 1-14.
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