- Professor in Chemistry
- Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, James Franck Institute and the College
Dinner is a theoretical chemist who develops novel computational methods for understanding how physical forces come together to guide complex collective behavior in biological systems. In collaboration with experimental scientists at the University, his group has researched a variety of molecular and cellular systems, including how blood cells develop in the immune system. His work has direct implications for treating autoimmune diseases and cancer and for improving vaccination strategies. A Searle Scholar and a Sloan Fellow, Dinner also is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Career Award and a Keck Foundation Science and Engineering Research Grant. A Chicago native, he joined the UChicago faculty in 2003.