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Derek Hoelz, Ph.D.

Derek Hoelz

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy


Dr. Derek Hoelz joined Husson University School of Pharmacy as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology in August, 2012. He earned a B.A. in Biology from Kent State University and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Hoelz completed postdoctoral training in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Indiana University School of Medicine.

After his postdoctoral training Dr. Hoelz transitioned into his first faculty position at Indiana University School of Medicine, during which time he co-founded a biotechnology company (CS-Keys, Inc.), which sought to develop more effective cancer diagnostics. In 2009, Dr. Hoelz joined the Maine Institute for Human Genetics and Health as a staff Scientist where he led a successful research laboratory investigating novel anticancer drug targets. Dr. Hoelz has been awarded numerous patents for his research, has authored several research articles, and has been awarded multiple research grants.