Denton, TX
Career Plans
Cardiology, Physician-Scientist, Academic Medicine
Brief Bio
Adrian grew up in Denton, Texas where he attended the University of North Texas (UNT) majoring in Biology. He became fascinated with basic science research while at UNT and the National Institutes of Health. Adrian took a non-traditional approach and pursued a Ph.D. in Molecular Physiology & Biophysics at Vanderbilt before medical school. He investigated the mechanisms mediating sarcomere turnover in human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs). During graduate school, he became interested in translational research and subsequently enrolled at Vanderbilt for medical school. He is thrilled to join the Harrison Society and intends to complete a fellowship in cardiology. Adrian’s research interests include titin, hiPSC-CMs, 3D cardiac tissue engineering, and microscopy. Adrian aspires to run a basic science lab focused on inherited cardiomyopathies. He lives in Nashville with his fiancée and cat. He enjoys hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and camping in Middle Tennessee.


BS - Biology - University of North Texas - 2011
MD - Vanderbilt University - 2021
PhD - Molecular Physiology and Biophysics - Vanderbilt University - 2017