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George David Dickinson

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist in Materials Science and Engineering, Boise State University

PhD in Biology. Interested in cell biology, calcium signaling, super-resolution imaging and coding.


  • –present
    Post-Doctoral Research Scientist in Materials Science and Engineering, Boise State University
  • 2018–present
    Bioinformatics Programmer III, University of California, Irvine
  • 2017–2020
    Consultant, Sound Science LLC
  • 2017–2017
    Microbiologist, Principle, Idaho Bureau of Laboratoriesor
  • 2010–2016
    Assistant Project Scientist , University of California, Irvine
  • 2008–2010
    Research fellow, University College London
  • 2002–2004
    Research fellow, University College London


  • 2003 
    University of York, PhD
  • 1999 
    University of York, MRes
  • 1996 
    University of Aberdeen, BSc


  • 2021
    An alternative approach to nucleic acid memory, Nature Communications
  • 2020
    Noise analysis of cytosolic calcium image data, Cell Calcium
  • 2016
    Hindered cytoplasmic diffusion of inositol trisphosphate restricts its cellular range of action, Science Signalling
  • 2014
    Single-molecule tracking of inositol trisphosphate receptors reveals different motilities and distributions, Biophysical Journal
  • 2014
    Termination of calcium puffs and coupled closings of inositol trisphosphate receptor channels, Cell Calcium
  • 2013
    Factors determining the recruitment of inositol trisphosphate receptor channels during calcium puffs, Biophysical Journal
  • 2013
    Temperature dependence of IP3-mediated local and global Ca2+ signals, Biophysical Journal
  • 2012
    The Probability of Triggering Calcium Puffs Is Linearly Related to the Number of Inositol Trisphosphate Receptors in a Cluster, Biophysical Journal
  • 2012
    Presenilin-null cells have altered two-pore calcium channel expression and lysosomal calcium: implications for lysosomal function, Brain Research
  • 2011
    Transient receptor potential mucolipin 1 (TRPML1) and two-pore channels are functionally independent organellar ion channels, Journal of Biological Chemistry
  • 2010
    Deviant nicotinic acid adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NAADP)-mediated Ca2+ signaling upon lysosome proliferation, Journal of Biological Chemistry
  • 2006
    Time sensing by NAADP receptors, Biochemical Journal
  • 2005
    NAADP binding to its target protein in sea urchin eggs requires phospholipids, Biochemical Journal
  • 2004
    Determination of cellular nicotinic acid-adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NAADP) levels., Biochemical Journal
  • 2003
    Modulation of NAADP (nicotinic acid-adenine dinucleotide phosphate) receptors by K+ ions: evidence for multiple NAADP receptor conformations., Biochemical Journal
  • 2002
    Solubilization of receptors for the novel Ca2+-mobilizing messenger, nicotinic acid adenine dinucleotide phosphate, Journal of Biological Chemistry
  • 2000
    Calcium release from the endoplasmic reticulum of higher plants elicited by the NADP metabolite nicotinic acid adenine dinucleotide phosphate, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences