Brent Hill, Ph.D.

Professor and Biology Chair

LSC 180

(501) 450-5915


B.A., Biology, Luther College, 1993

M.S., Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University. 1995

Ph.D., Medical Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Missouri, 2000

Started at UCA in 2003

Courses Taught:

Structure & Function of the Human Body I and II

Cardiovascular Physiology

Cell Biology

Regulatory Physiology

Biology for General Education

Research Interests:

My overall research interests are the impact of the female sex on the cardiovascular and skeletal system. My research questions encompass the following:
1. How estrogen impacts the calcium-regulatory proteins of the vasculature.
2. How estrogen effects the biophysical properties of bones.


Selected Publications:

Mehta, R., S.G. Freyaldenhoven, H.N. Heacox, B.J. Hill, and P. Chowdhury. Analysis of leg bones of rats exposed to simulated microgravity and space radiation. AIP Conference Proceedings, 2160(1):06006-1 to 06006-7, 2019.

Hill, B.J.F., R.J. Dalton, B.K. Joseph, K. Thakali, and N.J. Rusch. 17beta-estradiol reduces Cav1.2 channel abundance and attenuates Ca2+-dependent contractions in coronary arteries. Pharmacol Res Perspect, 5(5), 2017.

Deckard, C., A. Walker, and B.J.F. Hill. Using three-point bending to evaluate tibia bone strength in ovariectomized young mice. J Biol Phys, 2017.

Hill, B.J.F. and E. Muldrew. Oestrogen upregulates the sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase pump in coronary arteries. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 41(6):430-6, 2014.

Hill, B.J.F., and W.M. Moran. Biology departments need to increase the integration of physiology into their core curriculum. Journal of College Science Teaching, 41(5): 10-11, 2012.

 Hill, B.J.F., I Goodman, and W.M. Moran. Use of the frog heart preparation to teach students about the spontaneous mechanical activity of the vena cava. Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 37(1): 17-22, 2011.

 Hill, B.J.F., S. Gebre, B. Schlicker, R. Jordan, S. Necessary. Nongenomic inhibition of coronary constriction by 17b-estradiol, 2-hydroxyestradiol, and 2-methoxyestradiol. Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 88(2): 147-52, 2010.