Richard E. Dickerson
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.
Born in 1931.
Formal education and training:
- B.S. in chemistry from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1953.
- Ph.D. in physical chemistry in 1957 at the University of Minnesota, studying the structures of boron hydrides under the direction of future Nobel Laureate Professor William N. Lipscomb.
- Postdoc for two years after that at the University of Cambridge with John C. Kendrew.
Appointments and positions held
- Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA, USA
- "UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry : UCLA Portal". Faculty.chemistry.ucla.edu. Retrieved 2011-10-28.
- Dickerson, Richard E., UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry
- "Chemistry Tree: Richard E. Dickerson". http://academictree.org. Retrieved 2013-11-18. External link in