Gil Dionne earned a Bachelor's degree in Structural Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Connecticut in 2012. Soon after, he earned a Masters of Science from the University of Connecticut within a year while working in the lab of Dr. Victoria Robinson. His work in Dr. Robinson's lab involved using MD stimulations of the bacterial GTPase BipA to identify key residues for binding of the alarmone ppGpp.
After obtaining his Masters degree, he was accepted into the Biochemistry PhD Graduate Program at the Columbia University Medical Center and joined the lab of Larry Shapiro. His work in the Honig-Shapiro lab involves structural and biophysical characterization of cell-adhesion molecules involved in sensory perception.