Associate Research Professor
Dr. Dick earned his B.S. in Physiology from Oklahoma State University and his Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Missouri. His postdoctoral training was in the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology at the University of Nevada – Reno. As a student and trainee, he held fellowships from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He began as junior faculty in Reno and was funded by the AHA. His first tenure-track faculty position was in the Department of Physiology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans, where he was part of an NIH Core of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program. Before joining CalMI2, he was a faculty member in the Department of Exercise Physiology at West Virginia University School of Medicine. His interests are in ion channel function and vascular smooth muscle reactivity, particularly as they relate to the regulation of coronary blood flow.