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Alexander Panda

Scientist II
Nutritional Immunology Team
Beeson Scholar
(617) 556-3224

Dr. Alexander Panda is a Scientist II on the Nutritional Immunology Team at the HNRCA. His research interests involve the age-associated defects of pattern recognition receptors and the role of zinc as a potential nutritional intervention to combat pneumonias in nursing home patients. Dr. Panda’s research involving toll-like receptor 1 earned him the Paul B. Beeson Clinical Scientist Development Award in Aging, presented by NIA/NIH and the American Federation for Aging Research. He is an assistant professor both at Tufts Medical Center in the Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Division and at Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute. He is board certified in Infectious diseases, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Panda received his M.D. from Medical Faculty of the Alexander von Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany; Ph.D. from Yale Graduate School of Arts & Sciences; and M.P.H. from The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

Ph.D., Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
M.P.H., Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
M.D., Alexander von Humboldt University zu Berlin

Academic Appointments
Assistant Professor at Tufts Medical Center/Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care (PCCM)
Assistant Professor at Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

Board Certifications
Infectious Diseases
Critical Care Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine

Current Research Projects
• USDA-ARS: Immunity, Inflammation, and Nutrition in Aging
• NIA/AFAR: Age-associated defects in localization and trafficking of Toll-like receptor 1