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Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine

Houston, Texas

Benchtop, Research, Bedside and Application
Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine Graduate Program
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Mary E. Dickinson, Ph.D.

Mary Dickinson

Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Phone: 713-798-2104


  • Ph.D., Columbia University, New York
  • Postdoctoral, California Institute of Technology

Research Interest

  • Hemodynamic forces in vascular development and remodeling

Selected Publications

  • Armstrong JJ, Larina IV, Dickinson ME, Zimmer WE, Hirschi KK. Characterization of bacterial artificial chromosome transgenic mice expressing red fluorescent protein substituted for the murine smooth muscle alpha actin gene. Genesis. In press.
  • Cabrera R, Sha Z, Vadakkan TJ, Otero J, Kriegenburg F, Hartmann-Petersen R, Dickinson ME, Chang EC. Proteasome mobility mediated by Arc3 is important for efficient DNA damage repair and mitosis in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Mol Biol Cell. In press.
  • Chao W-T, Ashcroft F, Daquinag AC, Vadakkan T, Wei Z, Zhang P, Dickinson ME, Kunz J. Type I PIP kinase beta regulates focal adhesion disassembly by promoting beta1 integrin endocytosis. Mol Cell Biology. In press.
  • Lathia JD, Kazanis I, Vadakkan TJ, Raborn E, Wan R, Mughal MR, Eckley DM, Sasaki T, Patton B, Mattson MP, Hirschi KK, Dickinson ME, ffrench-Constant C. Quiescence and activation of stem and precursor cell populations in the subependymal zone of the mammalian brain are regulated by distinct cellular and extracellular matrix signals. J Neuroscience. In press.
  • Culver JC, Dickinson ME. The effects of hemodynamic force on embryonic development. Microcirculation. 2010. 17(3):164-78.
  • Moon JJ, Saik JE, Poché RA, Leslie-Barbick JE, Lee SH, Smith AA, Dickinson ME, West JL. Biomimetic hydrogels with pro-angiogenic properties. Biomaterials. 2010. 31(14):3840-7.
  • Poché RA, Saik JE, West JL, Dickinson ME. The mouse cornea as a transplantation site for live imaging of engineered tissue constructs. Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2010. 2010(4):pdb.prot5416.

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