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Laboratory Director
Senior Scientist
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
Nutrition, lifestyle and prevention of age-related diseases and disabilities with particular focus on immune and inflammatory diseases.

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, Past President and Board Member
• American Aging Association, Past President and Board Member
• International Life Sciences Institute, Board of Trustees

Current Research Projects
• USDA/ARS: Immunity Affected by Diet and Obesity
• Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Safe and effective delivery of supplemental iron to healthy volunteers

All Publications