Bickel Bio

Education:HAW spread

1981  B.A. in Chemistry, Austin College Sherman, TX

1991 Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
“Properties of the Drosophila zest protein and analysis of mutant zeste polypeptides”
Advisor: Vincenzo Pirrotta

1991-97 Postdoctoral Fellow, Whitehead Insistute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA
Genetic and cytological analysis of meiotic sister chromatid cohesion in Drosophila.
Advisor: Terry L. Orr-Weaver

Fellowships and Awards:

1984-87       NSF Predoctoral Fellowship
1991-94       Damon Runyon Walter Winchell Research Cancer Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship
1999-2001   March of Dimes Basil O’Connor Scholar
2002            Dartmouth Junior Faculty Fellowship
2004-05       Douglas C. Floren Fellowship, Arts and Sciences, Dartmouth
2010            Dartmouth Senior Faculty Fellows
2016-17       Dartmouth Scholarly Innovation and Advancement Award

Current Research Support: 

NIH: RO1-GM59354 (PI Bickel)
“Regulation of Sister-Chromatid Cohesion in Meiosis” 7/15/16-4/30/2020
Direct costs: $902,004 (Total award $1,461,248)

Previous Research Support:

Hitchcock Foundation:
“Using Drosophila as a Model System to Investigate Age-dependent Meiotic Nondisjunction.” 1/98 – 1/99  $13,000

American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant:
“Sister-Chromatid Cohesion in Drosophila Mitosis.” 2/98-2/99   $15,000

March of Dimes Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award: (PI Bickel)
“Sister-Chromatid Cohesion in Meiosis.” 2/99-7/01 $100,000

NIH: RO1 GM59354 (PI Bickel)
“Regulation of Sister-Chromatid Cohesion in Drosophila” 4/00-3/05
Direct costs: $725,000 (Total award $1,129,936)

NIH: RO1-GM59354 (PI Bickel)
“Regulation of Sister-chromatid Cohesion in Drosophila Meiosis” 4/05-6/10
Direct costs: $758,104  (Total award $1,195,348)

NSF: MCB-0919893 (PI Bickel)
“The role of sister-chromatid cohesion in heterochromatin-mediated association of achiasmate homologues in Drosophila oocytes” 8/1/09-7/31/13
Direct costs $271,205 (Total award $422,800)

NSF: DBI-1039423 (PI Bickel)
MRI: Acquisition of Nikon A1RSi Confocal Microscope with Hybrid Scanner, Spectral Unmixing and FLIM/FCS” 8/15/10-7/31/13 Direct Costs: $635,178 (indirect costs waived by Dartmouth as part of 30% cost-sharing agreement

G. Norman Albree Trust Fund (PI Bickel)
“Purchase of Imaris Software for Analysis of Confocal Microscopy Images” 2014 $8,500

NIH: RO1 GM59354 (PI Bickel)
“Regulation of Sister-Chromatid Cohesion in Meiosis” 7/15/10-6/30/2016
Direct costs: $840,000 (Total award $1,317,846)