Akerman Adam William

University of North Carolina

An Assistant Professor and Director of The UNC Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Dr. Akerman has extensive experience in research of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms and laboratory supervision. His research focuses on diagnostic and therapeutic development as it relates to cardiovascular pathology. In previous studies, he has examined abnormalities in protease expression and regulation by modulation of microRNAs and worked to define differential and distinct responses to mechanical and inflammatory stimuli of the thoracic and abdominal aorta. He has made significant contributions toward the development of a biomarker profile that identifies different etiological subtypes of aortic aneurysms. He has tailored his work such that he can endeavor to address health disparities and further parity in the health care sector.