Dr. Stephanie Hill brings a variety of classroom and laboratory experiences as a visiting professor in the department. She spent four years in a partnership fellowship between the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the United Kingdom’s University of Cambridge, leading to earning her doctorate in chemistry. Dr. Hill has also taught in the NIH’s Science Skills Boot Camp and Scientists Teaching Scientists programs. She also has showcased her violin-playing skills as co-concertmaster of NIH amateur philharmonic orchestra and Cambridge University Ceilidh Band, which played traditional Scottish and Irish tunes at local dance events.  


  • PhD, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), Chemistry, 2013
  • BS, University of Kansas, Chemistry (with Biochemistry Emphasis), 2009
  • BS, University of Kansas, Biochemistry, 2009

Research Interests

  • Protein engineering
  • Protein folding and association mechanisms
  • Protein-ligand association
  • Protein-membrane interactions

Select Publications & Presentations

  • Hill, S. A., Kwa, L. G., Shammas, S. L., and Clarke, J., “Mechanism of Assembly of the Non-Covalent Spectrin Tetramerization Domain from Intrinsically Disordered Partners,” Journal of Molecular Biology, Vol. 426(1), 21-35, 2013
  • Shammas, S. L., Rogers, J. M., Hill, S. A., and Clarke, J., “Slow, Reversible, Coupled Folding and Binding of the Spectrin Tetramerization Domain,” Biophysical Journal, Vol. 103(10), 2,203-2,214, 2012

Teaching Interests

  • Essential biology
  • Protein structure and Function
  • Physiology
Launch Root Quad