David Hill, Ph.D.

  • B.S. - Kent State University, 2008

  • Ph.D. - Case Western Reserve University, 2008-2013

  • Postdoctoral - Boston College, 2013-2014

  • Postdoctoral - University of Michigan, 2014-Present

David is a joint postdoctoral fellow with the Spence Lab and the lab of Vincent B. Young. He is working to develop in vitro models of gut microbe commensalism and pathogenesis in 3D human intestinal organoids, with the goal of understanding how enteric pathogens and normal microbiota affect the host epithelium at the cellular and molecular level.

In his spare time, David enjoys spending time with his son David (1 yr.) and wife Michelle, playing music, collecting LPs, hiking, fishing, and vegetable gardening. His favorite vegetable is the elusive radish, which requires perfect soil conditions (preferably loam) to balance the bitter, sweet and spicy flavors of this complex root. David will have his work cut out for him in Ann Arbor - his preliminary studies indicate an unfavorable clay:silt ratio.