Nader graduated from UC Berkeley where he studied Molecular and Cell Biology and Computer Science. He pursued a PhD at MIT in the labs of Forest White and Li-Huei Tsai where he applied phosphoproteomics to understand signaling network changes in Alzheimer's disease and the involvement of Siglec receptor activation on microglial inflammation. Now working in the Stevens lab, Nader is interested in understanding the links between microglial inflammation, endolysosomal dysfunction, and neurodegeneration using human stem cell models. He is developing new tools to characterize changes in the microglial proteome in order to define a new set of biomarkers for microglial disease states. Outside of lab, Nader enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and yoga.