Dr. Erik Hill married into a Seton Hall family and is a new faculty member of the Biological Sciences department. He grew up in Southwestern Ohio and participated in science fairs throughout his education at Archbishop Carroll High School. Erik earned a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University. His Ph.D. in Biochemistry from The Ohio State University involved the study of the neuropharmacology of cocaine and other addictive drugs. Dr. Hill continued microbiology research at Stony Brook University, looking into the role of herpes viruses, like Epstein-Barr, have in development and spread of cancer. Dr. Hill began teaching at Seton Hall in 2016 after teaching Microbiology, Epidemiology, and Environmental Health in North Carolina. Dr. Hill enjoys playing basketball at the Regan Center and taking his toddler twins on walks across campus.
- Ph.D., Ohio State University
- B.S., Johns Hopkins University
- Hill ER, Koganti S, Zhi J, Megyola C, Freeman AF, Tangye SG, Farrell PJ, Bhaduri-McIntosh S. Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3 Limits Epstein-Barr Virus Lytic Activation in B Lymphocytes, J. Virol. 2013 Nov; 87(21):11438-11446.
- Hui-Yuen J, McAllister SC, Koganti S, Hill ER, Bhaduri-McIntosh S. Establishment of Epstein-Barr virus growth-transformed lymphoblastoid cell lines. J Vis Exp. 2011 Nov 8;(57). pii: 3321.
- Hill ER, Huang X, Zhan CG, Carroll FI, Gu HH. Interaction of tyrosine 151 in norepinephrine transporter with the 2ß group of cocaine analog RTI-113. Neuropharmacology. 2011 Jul-Aug;61(1-2):112-20.
- Hill ER. Cocaine Binding Site from the Structure-Function Analysis of the Neurotransmitter Reuptake Transporters - Dissertation for Requirements of Ph.D. Degree. Ohio State University Press 2010.
- Hill ER, Tian J, Tilley MR, Zhu MX, Gu HH. Potencies of cocaine methiodide on major cocaine targets in mice. PLoS One. 2009 Oct 26;4(10)
- Wei H, Hill ER, Gu HH. Functional mutations in mouse norepinephrine transporter reduce sensitivity to cocaine inhibition. Neuropharmacology. 2009 Feb;56(2):399-404.
- Chen R, Wei H, Hill ER, Chen L, Jiang L, Han DD, Gu HH. Direct evidence that two cysteines in the dopamine transporter form a disulfide bond. Mol Cell Biochem. 2007 Apr;298(1-2):41-8
- Chen R, Tilley MR, Wei H, Zhou F, Zhou FM, Ching S, Quan N, Stephens RL, Hill ER, Nottoli T, Han DD, Gu HH. Abolished cocaine reward in mice with a cocaine-insensitive dopamine transporter. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Jun 13;103(24):9333-8.