Robert Hill

|Assistant Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

  • Integrative Neuroscience at Dartmouth Graduate Program

  • Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program

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.


Life Sciences Center, Room 322
HB 6044


  • B.S. Trinity College
  • Ph. D. University of Connecticut
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale School of Medicine

Selected Publications

  • Chapman TW, Olveda GE, Bame Xh, Pereira E, and Hill RA. Oligodendrocyte death initiates synchronous remyelination to restore cortical myelin patterns in mice. Nature Neuroscience (2023) doi: 10.1038/s41593-023-01271-1 PMID: 36928635, highlighted by Dartmouth News

  • Chapman TW and Hill RA. Myelin plasticity in adulthood and aging. Neuroscience Letters. (2020) 134645. PMID: 31765728

  • Hill RA#, Li AM, and Grutzendler J# Lifelong cortical myelin plasticity and age-related degeneration in the live mammalian brain. Nature Neuroscience. (2018) 21 (5), 683-695 PMID: 29556031, highlighted by NeuronNature Reviews Neuroscience and Yale News. #co-corresponding author

  • Hill RA, Damisah EC, Chen F, Kwan AC, and Grutzendler J. Targeted two-photon chemical apoptotic ablation of defined cell types in vivo. Nature Communications. (2017) 8,15837 PMID: 28621306.

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