Derek Gingerich is an Associate Professor in the Biology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, a PUI in the UW system. He earned his bachelor's degree at Eastern Mennonite University and his Ph.D. at Cornell University. His Ph.D. thesis work was conducted in the lab of Dr. Steve Howell, studying cytokinin signaling and response. Dr. Gingerich did post-doctoral research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the lab of Dr. Rick Vierstra, studying E3 ubiquitin-ligases and red light perception and responses. Work in his lab at UW-Eau Claire continues in these areas.