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Christopher P. Hill, D.Phil.

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments: Biochemistry - Distinguished Professor

Academic Office Information

(801) 585-5536

Biomedical Polymers Research Bldg
20 S 2030 E, Room:
Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Research Interests

  • Structural Biology
  • Proteasome Activation and Regulation
  • Protein Quality Control
  • HIV Structure and Host Interactions
  • ESCRT Pathway
  • Nucleosome Remodeling and Reorganization

Christopher Hill, D.Phil., Vice Dean of Research for the School of Medicine, he is a distinguished professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Utah School of Medicine. holds the H.A. and Edna Benning Medical Society Chair, and is a member of the Nuclear Control of Cell Growth and Differentiation Program. He served as department co-chair jointly with Wes Sundquist until 12/1/2019.

The Hill Lab uses structural and biochemical approaches to study how proteins function. This approach is applied to numerous targets that are relevant to cancer mechanisms. Studies on proteasome and protein quality control seek to understand mechanisms in a validated cancer therapeutic target. Studies of HIV-host interactions and the ESCRT pathway have led into mechanistic studies on how cells divide, and may inform new approaches to prevent the uncontrolled proliferation characteristic of cancers. Studies on nucleosome remodeling and reorganizing complexes advance understanding of mechanisms of gene expression, which may offer insights to the genetic defects that underlie progression toward cancer.

Hill received his BA and D.Phil. from the University of York, England. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California at Los Angles. Hill presents and publishes widely and has received numerous research fellowships and grants.

Education History

Postdoctoral Fellowship University of California, Los Angeles
Structural Biology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Postdoctoral Fellowship University of York
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training University of York
Undergraduate University of York

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