Derek Handwerk

Derek Handwerk

Derek Handwerk
Postdoctoral Fellow
DILIsym Services Division

About Derek
Dr. Handwerk joined DILIsym, a division of Simulations Plus in February 2022 as a Postdoctoral Fellow. His primary focus is on developing and using quantitative systems toxicology and pharmacology models, as well as software platforms for execution of such models.

Prior to DILIsym services, Dr. Handwerk held roles as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Tennessee in the biochemistry and cellular & molecular biology department where he investigated the dynamics of mRNA/miRNA networks, as a software contractor for a small biotech company developing machine learning algorithms for drug development, and as a guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) systems engineer for Raytheon Technologies.

Dr. Handwerk obtained his PhD in Mathematics from Colorado State University where he studied anisotropic pattern formation, as well as the nucleation and growth of iridium nanoparticles. He has a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington, and a bachelor’s degree, also in Applied Mathematics, from the University of Utah.

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