- Drug discovery
- Rational drug design and medicinal chemistry
- Cancer therapy
- Treatment of neurological disorders (Alzheimer's, Parkinson's)
- Drug discovery/rational design
- Synthesis and biological evaluation of novel organic molecules and peptides/peptidomimics as therapeutic agents
[Science News] October 22, 2018 "Nekkar lab determines that depression medications can help treat Alzheimer’s disease"
[Pharmacy News] July 29, 2015 "Waterloo pharmacist examines drug therapies for Alzheimer’s disease"