Tony Dickherber is a Program Director in the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Office of the Director, Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives, and Director of the NCI Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies program. He holds a master's degree in electrical engineering and Ph.D. in bioengineering, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where his dissertation research focused on the development of label-free cancer protein microarray biosensors based on microelectronic acoustic device technology. In addition to his duties of directing the IMAT program team and grant portfolio, Tony also assists with general strategic planning for initiatives involving emerging cancer technologies and in development of strategic partnerships.
Dr. Dickherber joined the National Cancer Institute as an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in 2009 to assist with the design and development of the Cancer Human Biobank (caHUB) with the Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research. Prior to joining the NCI, Tony's research focused on innovative biosensor platforms for early detection of cancer and arrayable ion-trapping structures for quantum-bit computing at the Georgia Tech Microelectronics Research Center in Atlanta, GA. He also spent four years as a research engineer at the Georgia Tech Research Institute working on military-related telecommunications projects.