The Hill Lab
Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University

Researching bird coloration, sexual selection, and speciation from a mitonuclear perspective



The Hill Lab is an integrative research program investigating the function and evolution of animal ornamentation. An emerging interest for the lab group is the co-adaptation and co-evolution of mitonuclear elements within eukaryotes.  A consideration of mitonuclear processes holds promise to unite under one explanatory umbrella the evolution of sex, sexual selection, speciation, and adaptation.


Recent News

Doctoral student Matt Powers wins deptartment Grad Teaching Award


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The genetic basis of sexual dichromatism

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Ryan Weaver is awarded prestigious NSF PRFP Postdoc at University Texas at Austin


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Dr. Hill named Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, or AAAS, announced that both Geoffrey Hill, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, and J. V. Ortiz, professor in the Department of Chemistry, have been named Fellows of AAAS...

The Auburn MitoMobile makes its maiden voyage

Auburn’s new mobile mitochondria lab—launching today to Moscow, Idaho—will allow researchers to travel the country to study bioenergetics, studying the difference in energy sources among certain animals and humans and ultimately pinpointing where they believe the answer to their question lies—our mitochondria...