Simin Meydani, DVM, PhD

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Simin Meydani

Senior Scientist & Director Nutritional Immunology Lab JM USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts, Professor of Nutrition and Immunology

Tufts University

Dr. Simin Nikbin Meydani is Director of the Immunology Laboratory at Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, and Professor of nutrition and immunology at Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Tufts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Program in Immunology. Her previous positions included Vice Provost for Research at Tufts University, and Director of JM USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts. Her scientific interests include the impact of nutrition on aging and age-associated diseases, its role in immune and inflammatory responses and predisposition to infectious diseases. She is an internationally recognized scholar with over 350 publications and continuous federal and non-federal funding. Her honors include the American Aging Association Denham Harman Lifetime Research Achievement Award; American Society of Nutrition Herman Award in clinical nutrition; ASN Lederle Award in Human Nutrition Research; Fellow of Hedwig van Amerigen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine; American College of Nutrition Grace Goldsmith Award; International HERMES Vitamin Research Award. She was President of the American Society for Nutrition (2014-2015) and President of American Aging Association (2005-2006). She has served academic, government and corporate communities as a member of grant review panels and advisory boards, editorial boards of several journals, and she has chaired several national and international meetings.

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