Omer Akyol, MD, PhD, serves as an Assistant Professor of Physiology. Dr. Akyol obtained his MD degree from Ondokuz Mayis University Medical School and a specialty degree in Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry from Ankara University Medical School. He earned his PhD from Firat University, Institute of Health Sciences in Medical Biology and Genetics. Dr. Akyol’s previous positions are Professor at Hacettepe University Medical School, Head of the Chemistry Department for the Council of Forensic Medicine Ankara Branch, Visiting Scientist at Texas Heart Institute, and STEM Coordinator in the Michigan Math and Science Academy. He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, The Turkish-American Scientist and Scholars Association, American Heart Association, and the Association of Medical Genetics. He is an Editorial Board Member of Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry. Dr. Akyol’s research interests include the role of electronegative LDL (L5) in cardiovascular diseases, the role of ADAMTS proteins in cardiac tissue remodeling, and the possible link among lipoprotein metabolism abnormalities, oxidative stress, cardiovascular risk factors, and pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric disorders.