About Me


B.S. in Chemical Physics (minor in mathematics), University of Toronto, 2006

M.S. in Chemistry, University of Chicago, 2007

Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Chicago, 2011

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, 2015-

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, 2011– 2015
Primary Mentor: Charles L. Brooks, III

Research Interests

Dickson’s group will employ a wide range of computational tools to address fundamental questions in molecular biology and medicinal chemistry. Using approaches that explicitly simulate the motions of drug receptors, his group will elucidate full pathways of binding and unbinding, reveal properties of transition states that determine binding and unbinding kinetics.  His group will also examine the link between small molecule binding and protein stability, and apply this knowledge to the design of small molecule stabilizers, as well as destabilizing inhibitors.