Adil Akkouch, PhD

Adil Akkouch, PhD
Adil Akkouch, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Assistant Professor, Program in Medical Engineering


Biosketch

Adil Akkouch, PhD, received his master's degree in Experimental Medicine and his PhD in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine at the Laval University of Quebec City, Quebec Canada. He also completed two postdoctoral trainings at the University of Iowa, in the Department of mechanical engineering and in the school of Dentistry before accepting a faculty position at Western Michigan University, School of Medicine. His research interests include hard and soft tissue engineering, 3D bioprinting and microRNA-based gene therapy.

  • Education and Training

    • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2017, MicroRNA Based Gene Therapy, University of Iowa
    • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2015, 3D Bioprinting, University of Iowa
    • PhD 2012, Tissue Engineering , Université Laval
    • MSc 2008, Tissue Engineering, Université Laval
    • BS 2004, Human Physiology, Université Ibn Tofail
  • Research

    • gene therapy
    • Tissue Engineering
    • 3D bioprinting
  • Publications

  • Presentations

    • A Role for Cut homeobox 1 in Scoliosis Pathogenesis and Spine Deformity. Beck E, Vanden Heuvel G, Akkouch A, 40th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2022
    • The Effect of Low-Density Lipoproteins on miRNA Expression on Osteoblasts. Phan H, Ruell L, Springstead J, Akkouch A, 40th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2022
    • Biocompatibility Analysis of 3D Bioprinted Construct for Enhanced Bone Regeneration. Qiryaqoz Z, Akkouch A, 40th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2022
    • Fabrication of 3D Electroconductive Scaffold for Bone Regeneration. Ranat K, Kenter M, Kenter K, Akkouch A, 40th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2022
    • Biomimetic Scaffolds for Bone Regeneration Using 3D Melt Electrowriting. Randhawa M, Ranat K, Akkouch A, 40th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2022
    • The Effect of Low-Density Lipoprotein Particles on Osteoblast Differentiation. Ruell L, Phan H, Springstead J, Akkouch A, 40th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2022
    • Impact of Acetylcholine on Osteoblast Differentiation and Activity in vitro. Trivedi R, Kenter K, Akkouch A, 40th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2022
    • Strontium Decreases Mitochondrial Reactive Oxygen Species Production in Chondrocyte Spheroids. Chaney S, Qiryaqoz Z, Akkouch A, 40th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2022
    • Effect of Strontium and Niobium on Bone Proliferation and Differentiation. Ellythy S, Chaney S, Kenter K, Akkouch A, 40th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2022
    • Controlled-Assembly of Chondrocyte Spheroids Using 3D Printed Molds. Chaney S, Qiryaqoz Z, Akkouch A, 38th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Virtual Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2021
    • Quantitative Analysis of Bone Formation by Micro-Computed Tomography. Manawar S, Akkouch A, 38th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Virtual Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2021
    • Design and Fabrication of a Knee-on-a-Chip Microdevice Using 3D Printing. Thottathil L, Akkouch A, 38th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Virtual Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2021
    • Fabrication of PLLA/PDS-PEDOT Nanoscaffolds Using 3D Melt Electrowriting For Bone Regeneration. Kenter M, Akkouch A, 38th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Virtual Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2021
    • Synthesis of a GO/PEDOT-DMSO Electroactive Nanocomposite for Tissue Engineering Application. Kenter M, Akkouch A, 38th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Virtual Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2021
    • Synthesis of a Novel GO/DMSO-DOPED PEDOT Electroactive Nanocomposite for Bioelectrical Stimulation. Kenter M, Akkouch A, 38th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Virtual Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2021