Dr. Derek Archer is a biobehavioral scientist and an Instructor of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Archer’s research interests focus on computational neurogenomics with the goal of identifying novel in vivo neuroimaging and genetic biomarkers in neurodegenerative disease. Specifically, he is determining how vascular risk, genetic susceptibility to white matter decline, and Alzheimer’s disease pathology lead to reductions in white matter integrity. Dr. Archer is a collaborator of the Vanderbilt Memory and Aging Project, VMAC's Computational Neurogenomics Team, and an investigator in the Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.
Dr. Archer completed his doctoral degree in biobehavioral science at University of Florida and a postdoctoral fellowship in diffusion magnetic resonance imaging at the Parkinson’s Foundation. He joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2019.