Doctor of philosophy - Anatomy - UNSW - 2020
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Class I - Molecular and Cell Biology - UNSW - 2015
Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting - UNSW - 2014
Bachelor of Science - Biochemistry - UNSW - 2014
Bachelor of Science - Medical Microbiology and Immunology - UNSW - 2014
Derrick completed a combined Bachelors in Commerce and Science at University of New South Wales in 2014. He further pursued his passion for research into infectious diseases and molecular biology during his Honours which eventually transformed into a PhD project with A/Prof Till Böcking. His PhD thesis focused on developing new tools to better understand how HIV-1 capsid interactions with host co-factors modulate its function as a transport vessel in trafficking the genome towards the nucleus during infection.
Derrick is currently working with A/Prof Yann Gambin and A/Prof Emma Sierecki to innovate single molecule approaches to diagnose individuals at risk of developing Parkinson's Disease.