We study the multicellular interactions between neurons and glia in the brain with a primary focus on the development, plasticity, and regeneration of myelinating oligodendrocytes. Techniques include high-resolution optical imaging in combination with molecular labels, genetic manipulation, and sensors of cellular physiology.

Positions are available at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels.

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  • March 2020 – Welcome rotating graduate student Genaro Olveda!
  • December 2019 – Welcome rotating graduate students Amelia and Diana!
  • November 2019 – Tim publishes a review on myelin plasticity in adulthood and aging. Congrats Tim! 
  • September 2019 – Welcome undergraduate student Leeza Petrov!
  • July 2019 – Welcome research scientist Beth Pereira and undergraduate student Nikhil Ganjoo! 
  • June 2019 – The lab receives seed funding from the Brain Research Foundation.
  • April 2019 – New review paper published on optical imaging of myelin. 
  • January 2019 – Welcome undergraduate students Twisha Bhardwaj and Nikhil Lele!
  • October 2018 – Welcome graduate student Tim Chapman!
  • September 2018 – Welcome rotating graduate student Erik Brink and undergraduate student Alec Vaules!
  • July 2018 – The lab officially opened.
  • March 2018 – New paper in Nature Neuroscience highlighted by Faculty of 1000NeuronNature Reviews and Yale News


  • Hill RA, Li AM, and Grutzendler J. (2018) Nature Neuroscience. PMID: 29556031
  • Hill RA, Damisah EC, Chen F, Kwan AC, and Grutzendler J. (2017) Nature Communications. PMID: 28621306
  • Damisah EC*, Hill RA*, Tong L, Murray KN, Grutzendler J. (2017) Nature Neuroscience. PMID: 28504673
  • Hill RA, Tong L, Yuan P, Murikinati S, Gupta S, and Grutzendler J. (2015) Neuron. PMID: 26119027
  • Hill RA and Grutzendler J. (2014) Nature Methods. PMID: 25357236
  • Hill RA, Patel KD, Goncalves CM, Grutzendler J, and Nishiyama A. (2014) Nature Neuroscience, PMID: 25262495
  • Schain AJ, Hill RA, and Grutzendler J. (2014) Nature Medicine. PMID: 24681598



Robert Hill, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences



  Biological Sciences
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755