Derek Platt

Derek Platt

Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Entering Year: 2016

Hometown: Luray, Tennessee

Derek graduated from Tennessee State University with a B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology. Originally from the small town of Luray, TN, Derek is interested in studying human host-pathogen interactions and the pathogenesis of microorganisms responsible for the global infectious disease burden. Aside from his academic endeavors, he is an avid traveler, food taster, outdoor activity/sports enthusiast, and reader of African American literature.