Alison Hill, Assistant Professor of the Practice  

Alison Hill

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:
PhD,, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1988
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1987
B.A., Antioch College, 1978

Office Location: 0054 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-7349
Email Address: alhill@duke.edu

Specialties:
Genetics
Cell and Molecular Biology

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. KS Bloom, A Hill and E Yeh, Chromosome mechanics in yeast, Bioessays News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, vol. 4 (1986), pp. 100-104, Cambridge University Press .
  2. KS Bloom, E Amaya, J Carbon, L Clarke, A Hill and E Yeh, Chromatin conformation of yeast centromeres, J. Cell Biology, vol. 99 (1984), pp. 1559-1568 .
  3. A Hill and KS Bloom, The acquisition and processing of dicentric chromosomes in yeast, Molecular and Cellular Biology, vol. 9 (1989), pp. 1368-1370 .
  4. Schultz, T., Medina, J., Hill, A. and Quatrano, R. S., 14-3-3 proteins are part of an ABA/VP1 response complex in the Em promoter and interact with VP1 and EmBP1., Plant Cell 10: 837-848., vol. 10 (1998), pp. 837-848. .
  5. Bloom, K.S., Hill, A. and Jones, E., Condtional Dicentric Chromosomes in Yeast., in Aneuploidy: Mechanisms of Origin, edited by B.Vig and M.Resnick (1989), Alan R.Liss Inc .