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Rebecca Hall, PhD

Director, Office of Communications & External Relations, Institute for Academic Medicine
Director of Communications & Academic Reporting, Research Institute
Houston Methodist


Dr. Rebecca Hall is the director of communications and academic reporting for Houston Methodist. Dr. Hall is responsible for executive and academic communications and marketing, faculty networking, and academic strategic plan and research development. Hall received her BS in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her PhD in Immunology from Baylor College of Medicine. She was Assistant Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine and is an Aspen Cancer Conference Fellow. Hall received the Theodore T. Puck Award for Cancer Research for her work on molecular cancer diagnostics. She is a member of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals, the Society for Healthcare Strategy & Development, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Hall joined Houston Methodist in 2010 to lead its communications and external relations office for the Institute for Academic Medicine, overseeing communications, marketing and academic development. 

Areas Of Expertise

Research Development Communications Collaboration Strategic Planning
Education & Training

, Baylor College of Medicine

A Portrait of Nanomedicine and Its Bioethical Implications
Hall, RM, Sun, T & Ferrari, M 2012, Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, vol 40, no. 4, pp. 763-779. DOI:

A framework for image-based classification of mitotic cells in asynchronous populations
Slattery, SD, Newberg, JY, Szafran, AT, Hall, RM, Brinkley, BR & Mancini, MA 2012, Assay and Drug Development Technologies, vol 10, no. 2, pp. 161-178. DOI:

Aurora-C kinase supports mitotic progression in the absence of Aurora-B.
Slattery, SD, Mancini, MA, Brinkley, BR & Hall, RM 2009, Cell cycle (Georgetown, Tex.), vol 8, no. 18, pp. 2984-2994.

Aurora-C kinase supports mitotic progression in the absence of Aurora-B
Slattery, SD, Mancini, MA, Brinkley, BR & Hall, RM 2009, Cell Cycle, vol 8, no. 18, pp. 2986-2997.

Reprogramming of human somatic cells using human and animal oocytes
Chung, Y, Bishop, CE, Treff, NR, Walker, SJ, Sandler, VM, Becker, S, Klimanskaya, I, Wun, WS, Dunn, R, Hall, RM, Su, J, Lu, SJ, Maserati, M, Choi, YH, Scott, R, Atala, A, Dittman, R & Lanza, R 2009, Cloning and Stem Cells, vol 11, no. 2, pp. 213-223. DOI:

Aurora-C and Aurora-B share phosphorylation and regulation of CENP-A and Borealin during mitosis
Slattery, SD, Moore, RV, Brinkley, BR & Hall, RM 2008, Cell Cycle, vol 7, no. 6, pp. 787-795.

Intracellular protein binding to asbestos induces aneuploidy in human lung fibroblasts
MacCorkle, R, Slattery, SD, Nash, DR & Brinkley, BR 2006, Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton, vol 63, no. 10, pp. 646-657. DOI:

Mitogen-activated protein kinases in cell-cycle control
MacCorkle, R & Tan, TH 2005, Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics, vol 43, no. 3, pp. 451-461. DOI:

Inhibition of JNK2 disrupts anaphase and produces aneuploidy in mammalian cells
MacCorkle, R & Tan, TH 2004, Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol 279, no. 38, pp. 40112-40121. DOI:

Protein phosphatase 4 is involved in tumor necrosis factor-a-induced activation of c-Jun N-terminal kinase
Zhou, G, Mihindukulasuriya, KA, MacCorkle-Chosnek, R, Van Hooser, A, Hu, MCT, Brinkley, BR & Tan, TH 2002, Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol 277, no. 8, pp. 6391-6398. DOI:

A novel conditional Akt 'survival switch' reversibly protects cells from apoptosis
Li, B, Desai, SA, MacCorke-Hall, R, Fan, L & Spencer, DM 2002, Gene Therapy, vol 9, no. 4, pp. 233-244. DOI:

Cell cycle regulation of c-Jun N-terminal kinase activity at the centrosomes
MacCorkle-Chosnek, R, VanHooser, A, Goodrich, DW, Brinkley, BR & Tan, TH 2001, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, vol 289, no. 1, pp. 173-180. DOI: