Simin Nikbin Meydani, DVM, PhD

Simin Nikbin Meydani, DVM, PhD, is the Director of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. She also has appointments as Professor of Nutrition in the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, and as Professor of Immunology at the Tufts University Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences.  She serves as the Vice President-Elect of the American Society on nutrition, is a board member of the American Aging Association, and is the chair of the Council on Immunology, Hematology, and Oncology for the American College of Nutrition.

Her research interests include the impact of nutrition on the aging process and age-associated diseases; role of nutrition on immune and inflammatory responses and predisposition to infectious diseases in developed and less developed countries, on which she has published more than 300 papers.