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Biography
Dr. Stefania Lamon-Fava is Scientist I on the Cardiovascular Nutrition Team at the HNRCA and Chair and Associate Professor in the Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition program at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Dr. Lamon-Fava researches the molecular mechanisms by which nutrients regulate gene expression and metabolism, with emphasis on inflammation and lipid metabolism. Specifically, she studies the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on inflammation in relation to heart disease and brain health focusing on the transcriptomic and metabolic changes and mechanisms of gene expression regulation; she also studies protein kinetics using stable isotope methodology. Dr. Lamon-Fava’s current studies include a randomized clinical trial to assess the differential molecular mechanisms of EPA versus DHA regulation of inflammation and lipid metabolism in subjects with metabolic syndrome, a randomized clinical trial assessing the dose-response to omega-3 fatty acids in clinical depression, and an animal study assessing the brain tissue and vascular histopathological alterations associated with an atherogenic diet. She is a Fellow of the American Heart Association Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology and is a reviewer for numerous journals, including the American Journal of Cardiology, Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Circulation, Journal of Nutrition, Metabolism, and Lipids. She is a member of the Italian Medical Association, Massachusetts Medical Society, and American Society for Nutrition

Education
M.D., University of Padua School of Medicine, Padua, Italy
Hematology, University of Padua School of Medicine, Padua, Italy
Ph.D., Molecular Biology and Cellular Pathology, University of Modena, Modena, Italy

Academic Appointments
Associate Professor, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

Current Research Projects
• USDA-ARS: Cardiovascular Nutrition and Health
• NIFA/AFRI: Role of EPA and DHA in fish oil on inflammation and lipoprotein metabolism
• NIH/NCCIH: Omega-3 fatty acids for MDD with high inflammation: a personalized approach
• NIH/NIA: Mechanisms of neurodegeneration in a porcine model of diet-induced CVD