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ERIC HILL
Postdoctoral Research Associate
RESEARCH SUMMARY
Regeneration shares key genetic requirements with embryogenesis. However, the molecular mechanisms that allow for the use of embryonic factors to construct fully functional adult organs remain poorly understood. I use the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis as a model system to investigate the mechanistic similarities and differences between embryonic and post-embryonic tissue growth with the overarching goal of uncovering the fundamental requirements for whole organ regeneration.

EDUCATION
PhD Biological Sciences, Northwestern University (2017)
BS Biomedical Science, Ohio State University (2010)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Wnt/Notum spatial feedback inhibition controls neoblast differentiation to regulate reversible growth of the planarian brain.
Hill, E.M. and Petersen, C.P.
Development
. 2015. 142:4217-4229
PubMed 

Positional information specifies the site of organ regeneration and not tissue maintenance in planarians.
Hill, E.M. and Petersen, C.P.
eLife, 7 (2018), p. e33680
PubMed