Jack Dixon

University of California - San Diego

Professor of Pharmacology
Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of California - San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, 0721
La Jolla, CA 92093-0721

Email: jedixon@ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 822-0491
Fax: (858) 822-5888

Education/Training

University of California - Los Angeles - B.A. (1966) in Zoology

University of California - Santa Barbara - Ph.D. (1971) in Chemistry

Professional Experience

1971-73 National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UC, San Diego

1973-78 Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Purdue University

1978-82 Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Purdue University

1982-91 Professor of Biochemistry, Purdue University

1976-91 Adjunct Assistant, Associate, and Professor of Biochemistry, Indiana Univ. School of Medicine

1986-91 Harvey W. Wiley Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry, Purdue University

1991-01 Chair, Biological Chemistry Dept., University of Michigan

1991-03 Minor J. Coon Professor, Biological Chemistry Department, University of Michigan

2001-02 Director, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan

2003-pres. Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC, San Diego

2003-pres. Adjunct Professor, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA

2007-2013 Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, MD

Honors and Awards

1975-80 Career Development Award - U.S. Public Health Service

1985-90 Board of Scientific Counselors, NIDDKD

1990 Lions Award for Cancer Research

1986-91 Harvey W. Wiley Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry, Purdue University

1991 Minor J. Coon Professor of Biological Chemistry, The University of Michigan

1994 Michigan Scientist of the Year Award

1996-97 President, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

1997 Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

1998 Member, Institute of Medicine

1998 Henry Russel Lectureship (University of Michigan's highest award for faculty)

1998 Fellow American Academy of Microbiology

1999 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

1999 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Advisory Board

2000 Member, National Academy of Science

2003 William Rose Award, American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

2003 Life Time Achievement Award, University of California Santa Barbara - Alumni Association

2004 National Institutes of Health, MERIT Awards (also 1987, 1996)

2004 Doctor Science honoris causa, Purdue University

2005 ASBMB - Merck Award for Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

2010 American Philosophical Society

2012 Foreign Member of the Royal Society

2013 Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, Watson School of Biological Science, Cold Spring Habor Laboratories

2015 Earl and Theressa Stadtman Distinguished Scientist Award

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • American Society of Cell Biology
  • Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • National Academy of Science
  • American Philosophical Society
  • The Royal Society