Prof Andy Hill

Professor Andy Hill is Director of the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) at La Trobe University in Melbourne. He gained his PhD at Imperial College, London and held post-doctoral positions in the MRC Prion Unit (London) and in the Department of Pathology at the University of Melbourne as a Wellcome Trust Prize Travelling Research Fellow. Andy joined the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Melbourne in 2002 and moved his lab into the Bio21 Institute when it opened in 2005. In 2015, Andy moved his laboratory to LIMS where he was appointed Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Genetics.

Andy’s research team uses in vitro and in vivo models to look at how abnormal proteins travel from cell to cell in neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and prion diseases. He is currently the President of the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles.