Darren Derksen

Associate Professor


Junior Chair in Experimental Medicinal Chemistry

Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

Contact information


Office : SB231

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Novel Therapeutics
  • Spinal Cord / Nerve Injury & Pain

Research activities

We are a medicinal chemistry research group with an interest in developing novel therapeutics. We work in partnership with other research groups to develop new ligands for novel drug targets or to improve the properties of an existing drug molecule. Our goals are to develop novel intellectual property and complete high quality research that leads to translation.