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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.

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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


Check Out Dr. Hill's Latest Book

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 AU MitoMobile is back on the road to California

The AU MitoMobile—the world-class mobile wet lab that is part of the Hood and Hill labs at Auburn—is enabling doctoral student Emma Rhodes and colleagues to study the bioenergetics of migration.  After a very successful April trip, the MitoMobile is headed to the Marin Headland and Tioga Pass in September to continue the migration studies.

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