Derek Archer

Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Office: 170 Florida Gym, PO Box 118205
Gainesville, FL 32611


Derek received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 2012. During his undergraduate career, he worked on research projects in collaboration with the Joint Replacement Surgeons of Indiana Research Foundation, where he analyzed the effect of total knee arthroplasty on strain distribution and torque transmission in the tibia. He is currently a PhD student in the Laboratory for Rehabilitation Neuroscience. He has received travel grants to present his work at international conferences such as the Society for Neuroscience, and has presented at several local conferences. In 2014, he received an Honorable Mention for the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Research Interests
Derek’s research interests are to use probabilistic tractography algorithms and state-of-the-art functional imaging to answer fundamental questions about how the brain controls movement in several neurodegenerative movement disorders.

Selected Publications
Archer DB, Misra G, Patten C, Coombes SA. 2016. Microstructural properties of premotor pathways predict visuomotor performance in chronic stroke. Hum Brain Mapp.

Paris, T.A., Misra, G. Archer, D.B. & Coombes, S.A. (2013). Effects of a force production task and a working memory task on pain perception. Journal of Pain, 14(11):1492-1501.

Misra, G., Paris, T.A., Archer, D.B. & Coombes, S.A. (2013). Dose-response effect of isometric force production on the perception of pain. PLoS One, 9(2): p. e88105.

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