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Phone: (208) 885-6345
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Mailing Address:
Animal & Veterinary Science
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2330
Moscow, ID 83844-2330

Rodney Hill

Rod Hill, Ph.D.


Office: Ag Biotech 311
Phone: (208) 885-2088
Email: rodhill@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Animal and Veterinary Science
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 2330
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2330

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Animal and Veterinary Science
Professor

Home Town: Austrailia
Campus Locations: Moscow, ID
With UI Since 2001

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Molecular Growth Biology
  • Biography
    Ph.D., 1995, Development of B2-adrenoceptor vaccine, Central Queensland University.

    M.S., Qualifying, 1987, Quantitative distribution of Bucella suis antibody amongst bovine immunoglobulin classes, University of Queensland.

    B.A.S (Biology), 1985. Central Queensland University
  • Selected Publications
    Refereed Papers

    Welch, C. M., Thornton, K.L., Murdoch, G. K., Chapalamadugu, K., Schneider, C. S., Ahola, J. K., Hall, J.B., Price, W. and Hill, R.A. (2013). Identification of serum IGF-I concentration, potential candidate genes, and fiber type composition associated with variation in residual feed intake of progeny from Red Angus sires divergent for maintenance energy EPD. Journal of Animal Science. 91: 5626-5636.

    Kayser, W. and Hill, R.A. (2013). Relationships between residual feed intake, feeding behaviors, performance and ultrasound carcass measurements in growing purebred Angus and Hereford bulls. Journal of Animal Science. 91: 5492-5499.

    Acharya, S. and Hill, R.A. (2013). High efficacy gold-KDEL peptide-siRNA nanoconstruct-mediated transfection in C2C12 myoblasts and myotubes. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine. (in press). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nano.2013.07.015.

    Acharya, S., Peters, A.M., Norton, A.S., Murdoch, G.K. and Hill, R.A. (2013). Change in Nox4 expression is accompanied by changes in myogenic marker expression in differentiating C2C12 myoblasts. Pflügers Archiv-European Journal of Physiology. 465: 1181-1196.

    Wang, G., Norton, A.S., Pokharel, D., Song, Y. and Hill, R.A. (2013). KDEL Peptide Gold Nanoconstructs: A Promising Nanoplatform for Drug Delivery. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine. 9: 366-374.

    McGee, M., Welch, C.M., Hall, J.B., Small, W. and Hill, R.A. (2013). Optimizing Feed Efficiency, Growth and Marbling in Wagyu Cattle. Professional Animal Scientist. 29: 51-56.43.

    Welch, C.M., Ahola, J.K., Hall, J.B., Murdoch, G.K., Crews Jr., D.H., Szasz, J.I., Davis, L.C., Doumit, M.E., Price, W.J., Keenan, L.D. and Hill, R.A. (2012). Relationships among performance, residual feed intake, and product quality of progeny from Red Angus sires divergent for maintenance energy EPD. Journal of Animal Science. . 90: 5107-5117.

    Wacyk, J., Powell, M., Rodnick, K., Overturf, K., Hill, R.A. and Hardy, R.W. (2012). Dietary protein source significantly alters growth performance, plasma parameters and hepatic transcriptional activity in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fed amino acid balanced diets. Aquaculture. 356: 223-234.

    Papasani, M.R., Wang, G., and Hill, R.A. (2012). Gold nanoparticles: the importance of physiological principles to devise strategies for targeted drug delivery. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine. 8:804-814.

    Snyder, G.S., Gaylord, T.G., Barrows, F.T., Overturf, K., Cain, K.D., Hill, R.A. and Hardy, R.W. (2012). Effects of Carnosine Supplementation to an all-Plant Protein Diet for Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Aquaculture. 338:72-81.

    Cheguru, P., Chapalamadugu, K.C., Doumit, M.E., Murdoch, G.K. and Hill, R.A. (2012). Adipocyte differentiation-specific gene transcriptional response to C18 unsaturated fatty acids plus insulin. Pflügers Archiv-European Journal of Physiology. 463:429-447.

    Thornton, K.J., Welch, C.M., Davis, L.C., Doumit, M.E., Welch, C.M., Ahola, J.K., Hall, J.B., Murdoch, G.K., Crews Jr., D.H., Szasz, J.I., Davis, L.C., Doumit, M.E., Price, W.J., Keenan, L.D. and Hill, R.A. (2012).  Relationships among performance, residual feed intake, and product quality of progeny from Red Angus sires divergent for maintenance energy EPD. Journal of Animal Science. . 90: 5107-5117.

    Wacyk, J., Powell, M., Rodnick, K., Overturf, K., Hill, R.A. and Hardy, R.W.  (2012).  Dietary protein source significantly alters growth performance, plasma parameters and hepatic transcriptional activity in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fed amino acid balanced diets.  Aquaculture. 356: 223-234.

    Papasani, M.R., Wang, G., and Hill, R.A. (2012).  Gold nanoparticles: the importance of physiological principles to devise strategies for targeted drug delivery.  Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine.  8:804-814.

    Snyder, G.S., Gaylord, T.G., Barrows, F.T., Overturf, K., Cain, K.D., Hill, R.A. and Hardy, R.W. (2012). Effects of Carnosine Supplementation to an all-Plant Protein Diet for Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Aquaculture. 338:72-81.

     Cheguru, P., Chapalamadugu, K.C., Doumit, M.E., Murdoch, G.K. and Hill, R.A. (2012).  Adipocyte differentiation-specific gene transcriptional response to C18 unsaturated fatty acids plus insulin. Pflügers Archiv-European Journal of Physiology. 463:429-447.

    Thornton, K.J., Welch, C.M., Davis, L.C., Doumit, M.E., Hill, R.A. and Murdoch, G.K. (2012).  Bovine sire selection based upon maintenance energy impacts muscle fiber type and meat color of F1 progeny. Journal of Animal Science. 90: 1617-1627. 

    Submitted / in review (includes 2012)

    •  Chapalamadugu, K.C., Murdoch, B.M., Sarver, B.A.J., Robison, B.D., Hill, R.A. and Murdoch, G.K. (2012). Rainbow trout Pax7 sequence and comparative analyses with other species variants. Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology Part D: Genomics and Proteomics (submitted).
    • Papasani, M.R., Wang, G., and Hill, R.A. (2012). Gold nanoparticles: the importance of physiological principles to devise strategies for targeted drug delivery. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine. (submitted). RAH Corresponding author.
    • Papasani, M.R., Behnke, S.R., Rodgers, B.D. and Hill, R.A. (2012). Novel expression of insulin genes in zebrafish and regulation of the second insulin gene promoter activity by the transcription factor, pancreatic and duodenal homeobox-1 (PDX-1). General and Comparative Endocrinology. (Communications in Genomics and Proteomics). (in revision). RAH Corresponding author.
    •  Powell, M.S., Robison, B.D., Rodnick, K.J., Murdoch, G.K., Hill, R.A., Plant, K.P., Drew, R.E., Barrows, F.T. and Hardy, R.W. (2012). Transcriptional and Physiological Effects Vary Temporally in Juvenile Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) with Dietary Starch Levels. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology (in revision).
    • Østergaard, M., Cheguru, P., Papasani, M.R., Hill, R.A. and Hrdlicka, P.J. (2010) Glowing Locked Nucleic Acids (LNAs) – Brightly Fluorescent Probes for Detection of Nucleic Acids in Cells. Journal of the American Chemical Society (accepted). Wulfhorst, J.D., Ahola, J.K., Kane, S.L., Keenan, L.D. and Hill, R.A. (2010). Factors affecting beef cattle producer perspectives on feed efficiency. Journal of Animal Science. E-pub ahead of print doi:10.2527/jas.2010-2907

    • Kriegel, C., Koehne, J., Tinkle, S, Maynard, A. and Hill, R.A. (2010). Nano-Biotechnology: Challenges of Trainees in a Multidisciplinary Research Program. Journal of Chemical Education (accepted) doi: 10.1021/ed1001174

    • Smith, N.N., Kelly, M.J., Pell, J.M. and Hill, R.A. (2010) Administration of bovine anti-IGF-1 Immunoglobulin to dietary protein deficient rats alters dietary intake and plasma IGF-1 binding profiles, but does not affect change in body mass. Animal. 4:1553-1560.

    • Julien. D.C., Richardson, C.C., Beaux II, M.F., McIlroy, D.N. and Hill, R.A. (2010). In vitro proliferating cell models to study cytotoxicity of silica nanowires. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine. 6:84-92.

  • Outreach Projects
     

    Hill, R.A. and Branen, L.: Symposium Organizing Committee (2010). American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Meeting. Symposium: Healthy and Plentiful Animal-Based Foods: Science Offers New Possibilities. February 18-22, 2010. San Diego, CA.

  • Awards and Honors

    Richard C. Heimsch, Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding Researcher Award - 2012

    American Council on Education - National Fellowship Program - Fellow 2010-11

    University of Idaho, ASUI, Student Achievement Awards - Outstanding Faculty Award - 2009

    University of Idaho Alumni Association Award for Excellence - jointly conferred to Dr. Hill and student Dan Julien. 2008