Dept of Chemical & Biological Engineering


The Hill lab seeks to push the technological boundaries of what can be achieved diagnostically using human breath as well as patient sputum, lavage, blood, and urine. We predominantly focus on respiratory infections – viral, bacterial, and fungal – and our work over the past few years shows promise, particularly for bacterial infections.


We apply some of the most sophisticated analytical tools available to determine the applications and limits of breath analysis and blood transcriptional profiling, and work with collaborators from around the world. In our basic science work, we are keen to understand the origins and consequences of the volatile molecules we identify from disease processes.