Daniel J.Dickinson, Ph.D.
Daniel J.Dickinson, Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Austin
Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences

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Biography

Grant Information

Grant ID: RR170054
Grant Mechanism: 
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Recruited From: 
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Date Awarded: 
August 16, 2017
Grant Amount: 
$2,000,000

Daniel Dickinson’s research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of cell polarization, which is a basic property of animal cells that is often disrupted in human diseases (especially cancer). He uses a unique, interdisciplinary approach that combines single-molecule microscopy, targeted genome editing, biochemistry and fluorescence imaging of living cells.

Dickinson received his B.S. in biochemistry from Iowa State University in 2005, then spent a year as a Fulbright scholar in Switzerland before earning a Ph.D. at Stanford in 2011. Prior to joining UT, he has been a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.