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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
Hille was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He attended the Foote School 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).
He is married to Merrill Burr Hille, a professor of Zoology at the University of Washington, and has two sons, Erik and Trygve.
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. 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
- 1986 - Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
- 1996 - Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize at Columbia University (with Clay Armstrong)
- 1998 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- 1999 - Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research (with Rod MacKinnon and Clay Armstrong)
- 2001 - Gairdner Foundation International Award (with Armstrong and MacKinnon)
- 2002 - Elected to the Institute Of Medicine
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- "The Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for Biology Or Biochemistry". Retrieved 26 February 2010.
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- "Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award". LASKER FOUNDATION. 2009. Retrieved 26 February 2010.
- "Bertil Hille". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 26 February 2010.
- Bertil Hille Ion channels of excitable membranes, 3rd ed., Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA (2001). ISBN 0-87893-321-2