New investigator: Derrick Samuelson, PhD

February 17th, 2023

This profile is part of a series to highlight the researchers who will be honored at a ceremony on March 9 for UNMC’s Scientist Laureate, Research Leadership, Distinguished Scientist, New Investigator and Community Service to Research Award recipients.

New investigator

New Investigator Awards go to outstanding UNMC scientists who in the past two years have secured their first funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense or other national sources. New investigators also had to demonstrate scholarly activity such as publishing their research and/or presenting their findings at national conventions.

  • Name: Derrick Samuelson, PhD     
  • Title: Assistant professor, UNMC Department of Internal Medicine     
  • Joined UNMC: September 2019
  • Hometown: Belgrade, Montana

Please describe your research focus in three words or less: 

The microbiota and mucosal immunity

Why is research important in the world today? 

Research is essential to developing novel solutions to the issues we face as a society, thus enhancing our daily life.

My research will make a difference because: 

It will provide a framework for understanding and manipulating the intestinal microbiota to improve human health.

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