Derek comes from Quimby, Iowa, and joined the FAL team in 2021 after completing his Ph.D. in Human Toxicology from the University of Iowa. One of the things he loves most about FAL is that the lab is always progressing and helping clients solve problems. Before earning his Ph.D., Derek graduated from Buena Vista University with a Biology degree. In his free time Derek enjoys travel and target shooting. He even participates in competitive shooting.