Eman Akam-Baxter, Ph.D.

Instructor in Investigation
Cardiovascular Research Center, Mass General Research Institute
Instructor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School
B.S. (Chemistry) The University of New Hampshire 2008
PhD in Chemistry The University of Arizona 2016
cardiac fibrosis; fibrosis; fibrotic lung diseases; heart diseases; imaging; lung diseases Dr. Akam is an investigator at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cardiology Division and an Instructor in Medicine in the Sosnovik group at the Cardiovascular Research Center. Dr. Akam received her PhD in Chemistry from the University of Arizona and completed her postdoctoral training with professor Peter Caravan at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at MGH. Dr. Akam’s research focuses on development of imaging tools that can inform on molecular mechanisms of fibrotic heart and lung diseases. Additionally, Dr. Akam is passionate about mentoring, outreach, and the advancement and equal representation of historically marginalized communities in STEM fields. Dr. Akam is the recipient of the New England Educational Opportunity Association (NEOA) 2019 Rising Star award, and the co-founder of the Melanated and Dedicated (MaD) Scientist outreach program.
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