Derek Reiman received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2021. Previously, he completed his undergraduate degree at the University of North Texas, where he received a B.S. in computer science in 2010.
His research focuses on developing deep learning frameworks for multi-omics analyses of the host-microbiome interface. He studies how changes of the microbiome community impact host health through metabolic dysregulation. He is also interested in identifying the underlying interactions between the microbiome community and the host immune system.