Dr. Kermani received her D.V.M degree from University of Tehran Veterinary School and completed a four-year residency in Medical Microbiology, Virology, and Immunology from the University of Tehran Medical School. She received both her M.P.H. in Molecular and Hospital Epidemiology and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology Science (Virology) from the University of Michigan. Following graduation, she completed her postdoctoral training in Pathology followed by fellowship training in Molecular Medicine and Genetic and Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. Then, she accepted dual positions of Adjunct Assistant Professor and Research Investigator at the University of Michigan Medical School. In addition, from 2013-2018, she worked as Assistant Professor at the Cancer Therapy Center at University of Massachusetts Boston. Since 2018, she worked as a Research Assistant Scientist in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Dermatology at University of Michigan.
She served on numerous local and national committees and is a member of many societies including American College of Rheumatology, American Society of Investigative Dermatology, American Society for Virology, American Society for Investigative Pathology, American Urology Association, and the Society for Basic Urologic Research.
Dr. Kermani has published over fifty articles in prestigious scientific journals, given over one hundred invited and other presentations at local, national, and international conferences, has over ninety published abstracts, and received fifteen awards.
Her research area interests include fibrosis, autoimmunity, and cancer. She is investigating pulmonary and other types of fibrosis such as skin, kidney, liver as well as psoriasis, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, and other autoimmune diseases.
Her current research aims to define how the female-biased factor VGLL3 drives fibrosis in the skin and systemic fibrosis such as kidney, liver, and lung fibrosis.
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), and Specialty in Medical Microbiology, Virology, and Immunology from Medical School, University of Tehran
- Master of Public Health (MPH) in Molecular and Hospital Epidemiology and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Epidemiology Science (Virology) from the University of Michigan.
- Fellow, Postdoctoral Training Program, in Department of Pathology followed by other fellowship training in Molecular Medicine and Genetic and Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan.