Simin Nikbin Meydani, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Senior Scientist and Director
Nutritional Immunology Laboratory
Phone: (617) 556-3129
Fax: (617) 556-3224




D.V.M., University of Tehran, Iran
Ph.D., Nutrition, Iowa State University

Research Focus
Age- and nutrition-induced changes in immune related diseases and their underlying mechanisms

Academic Appointments
Professor, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
Professor, Immunology, Tufts University Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

Selected Professional Affiliations
American Society of Nutrition, Vice President-Elect
American Aging Association, Board Member
American College of Nutrition, Chair, Council on Immunology, Hematology, and Oncology

Select Publications
Sen S, Iyer C, Klebenov D, Histed A, Aviles J, Meydani SN.  Obesity impairs cell mediated immunity during the second trimester of pregnancy. Am J Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2013, 208:139.e1-8.

Dao MC, Sen S, Iyer C, Klebenov D, Meydani SN. Obesity during pregnancy impairs fetal iron status: is hepcidin the link? Journal of Perinatology Journal,  2012 Jun 21. doi: 10.1038/jp.2012.81.

Han SN, Lichtenstein AH, Ausman, Lynne M, Meydani SN. Novel soybean oils differing in fatty acid composition alter immune functions of moderately hypercholesterolemic older adults J. Nutr. , 2012, 142: 2187.

Molano, A, Huang, Z, Marko, MG, Azzi, A, Wu, D, Wang, E, Kelly, SL, Merrill Jr., AH, Bunnell, SC, Meydani, SN. Age-dependent changes in the sphingolipid composition of mouse CD4+T cell membranes and immune synapses implicate glucosylceramides inage-related T cell dysfunction. PLoS ONE, 2012, 7: e47650.

Ren Z, Na L, Xu Y, Rozati M, Wang J, Xu J, Sun C, Vidal K, Wu D, Meydani SN. Dietary supplementation with lacto-wolfberry enhances the immune response and reduces pathogenesis to influenza infection in mice. J. Nutr. 2012 142 (8): 1596-1602

All Publications (Pub Med)