Derek Archer, PhD

Research Instructor

Dr. Derek Archer is a Research Instructor in Computational Neurogenomics at the Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's Center under the mentorship of Dr. Timothy Hohman. He earned his bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a doctorate in Biobehavioral Science from the University of Florida. Prior to joining VMAC, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Parkinson's Foundation using diffusion MRI to diagnose different forms of Parkinsonism using machine learning techniques. At VMAC, Dr. Archer will be focusing on the integration of PET, diffusion MRI, and gene expression data to understand regional vulnerability to AD.