Derek Nelson

Doctoral Candidate

Derek's current research involves the recombinant production of biomimetic proteins designed to facilitate the delivery of neural therapeutics that target neurodegenerative disease and traumatic brain injury pathology. Derek is also investigating the regenerative potential of a cardiovascular therapeutic for neural tissue injury applications as well as a novel mRNA therapeutic.

 Awards: NIA Alzheimer's Disease Clinical and Translational Research Training Fellowship | Health Innovations Incubator and Technology Center Fellowship by the Center for Disability Services



B.S. Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of New Mexico, 2019