Alumni Profile

Dimitrios Morikis Ph.D.

Professor, Bioengineering

Dimitrios Morikis Ph.D.
Ph.D. Physics, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1990RESEARCH AREAS
Computational Bioengineering, Molecular and Cellular Engineering

Dr. Morikis practices cross-disciplinary research in the fields of bioengineering, biopharmaceutical discovery, biophysics, structural biology, and computational chemistry. His current research efforts focus on understanding of the physicochemical basis of immune system function and the design of inhibitors against dysregulated immune system. He is a member of the following professional organizations: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Biophysical Society, American Chemical Society, and Biomedical Engineering Society.

Dr. Morikis’ research interests include immunophysics and immunoengineering; computational modeling of biomolecular structure, dynamics, and interactions; structural and translational bioinformatics; protein, peptide, and drug design; systems biology; NMR spectroscopy.


Carolyn K. McGillvray Memorial Award for Macular Degeneration Research, BrightFocus Foundation, 2013
Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement, University of California, Riverside, CA, 2012
OCEC (Orange County Engineering Council) Distinguished Engineering Educator Award, 2011
A.I.M.B.E. (American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering) Fellow, 2008
A.A.A.S. (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Fellow, 2006
Non-Senate Distinguished Reseacher Award, University of California, Riverside, CA, 2003-2004
N.I.H. (National Institutes of Health) National Research Service Award-Senior Fellowship, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, CA, 1999-2001
Fulbright Graduate Fellowship to pursue graduate studies in Physics in U.S.A., Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 1983-1984
Fulbright Summer Orientation Program, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1983
The Scripps Society of Fellows Travel Award for best presentation at the Scripps Society of Fellows Annual Research Symposium, 1993
A.P.S. (American Physical Society) Fulbright and A.P.S. STEP Travel Grants to attend A.P.S. March Meetings (1986, Las Vegas, NV and 1989, Saint Louis, MO)
I.A.E.S.T.E. (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience) Summer Undergraduate Student Trainship, The Institute of Atomic and Molecular Physics of the Polish Academy of Science, Poznan, Poland 1981

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