Richard E. Dickerson

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Richard E. Dickerson was the first to carry out a single-crystal structure analysis of B-DNA, with what has become known as the "Dickerson dodecamer": C-G-C-G-A-A-T-T-C-G-C-G. At UCLA he has continued his investigations of the structures of A- and B-DNA, and of complexes between DNA and drugs or proteins. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1985. During the academic year 1997-1998, Dickerson was the Newton-Abraham Visiting Professor in Medical, Biological and Chemical Science at Lincoln College and the Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics at Oxford University.[1]

Biographical information[edit]

Born in 1931.

Formal education and training:

Appointments and positions held[edit]

  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA, USA


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