Bertil Hille

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Bertil Hille (born October 10, 1940) is a professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Washington. He is particularly well known for his research and expertise on cell signalling by ion channels.


Early life and education[edit]

Hille was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He attended the Foote School and Westminster School (Connecticut) and received his B.S. summa cum laude in Zoology from Yale University (1962) and his Ph.D. in Life Sciences from The Rockefeller University (1967).

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Merrill Burr Hille, Professor Emerita of Biology at the University of Washington, and has two sons, Erik Darwin Hille and Jon Trygve Grey.

Scientific contributions[edit]

In addition to his significant research contributions, he is the author of several editions of Ion Channels of Excitable Membranes, described as the reference textbook on ion channels.[1] This text is known for its clarity and precise language, for its attention to the history of neural membrane research, and for the breadth and depth of its scientific coverage.

Awards and distinctions[edit]


  1. ^ "Reviews: Ionic Channels of Excitable Membranes". Lukas K. Buehler. May 5, 2003. Retrieved 26 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Gairdner Award". Archived from the original on 1 August 2009. Retrieved 26 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "The Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for Biology Or Biochemistry". Retrieved 26 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Two Biophysicists Win Columbia's Horwitz Prize". Columbia University Record. October 11, 1996. Retrieved 26 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award". LASKER FOUNDATION. 2009. Retrieved 26 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "Bertil Hille". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 26 February 2010. [permanent dead link]
  • Bertil Hille Ion channels of excitable membranes, 3rd ed., Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA (2001). ISBN 0-87893-321-2

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