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Scientist I
Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory
Phone: (617) 556-3114
Fax: (617) 556-3103
nirupa.matthan@tufts.edu

 

 

Education
Ph.D., Nutritional Biochemistry
School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, McGill University, Canada

Research Focus
Cardiovascular disease and lifestyle risk factors with specific emphasis on objective biomarkers of diet quality and endogenous metabolism. Current projects address the role of diet-drug-gene interactions using the Ossabaw pig model, and clinical trials on glycemic index, carbohydrate quality, fat type and in vivo fatty acid metabolism using stable isotopes. Past projects include human metabolic studies on trans fatty acids, soy protein and isoflavones, and novel vegetable oils differing in fatty acid profile on cardiometabolic risk. Dr. Matthan also has expertise in the measurement of cholesterol absorption and synthesis markers, apolipoprotein kinetics following dietary modification and lipidomics.

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

Selected Professional Affiliations
American Heart Association (Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health)
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)
Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center (BNORC)

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