Seminar Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences Seminar Series
Professor Tobin J. Dickerson is a chemical biologist whose research program targets the interface between chemical biology, immunology, and medicine. He received his B.S. in chemistry with high honors in 1999 from the University of Virginia, where he was named an Echols Scholar, Alumni Scholar, Robert C. Byrd Scholar, and William Folkes Scholar. He then studied chemical biology at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and completed his Ph.D. in 2004 examining the chemical reactivity of drugs of abuse. During this time, Dr. Dickerson received numerous awards for his research including a National Institutes of Health predoctoral fellowship, an Eli Lilly Graduate Fellowship in Organic Chemistry, and the Norton B. Gilula Graduate Student Fellowship. In 2005, Dr. Dickerson joined the Department of Chemistry at TSRI as an Assistant Professor and also was a founding member of the Worm Institute of Research and Medicine (WIRM) at TSRI, which considers those diseases that disproportionately afflict the world’s poorest populations. The research interests of the Dickerson laboratory include viral evolution, pathogen diagnostics, and the interplay between chronic parasitic infections and the immune system. To date, Dr. Dickerson has published 59 peer-reviewed scientific articles and his research has been highlighted by a number of public media outlets including The Economist, U.S. News and World Reports, Scientific American, Science, Nature, and BBC News.
Center for Excellence in Neurosciences