Vishwa Deep Dixit, PhD

Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Immunobiology

Departments & Organizations

Comparative Medicine: Integrative Cell Signaling & Neurobiology of Metabolism (ICSNM)


Office of Student Research

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Immunology: Consequences of an Immune Response; Lymphocyte Development; Mounting an Immune Response; Regulating the Immune Response


Vishwa Deep Dixit completed Bachelor and Master of Veterinary Sciences in HAU, Hisar India. Thereafter, he received German Academic Exchange Service fellowship to conduct PhD research in Germany. He completed PhD coursework in HAU and Research Work in University of Hannover in Year 2000. He conducted postdoctoral research training in NIH. He joined Pennington Biomedical Research Center as an Assistant Professor in 2006 and moved to Yale as Professor of Comparative Medicine and Immunobiology in 2013. Dixit’s research is focused on understanding the interactions between metabolic and immune systems with the goal to reveal molecular targets that can be harnessed to control inflammation and immune dysfunction as means to enhance the healthspan. The research in Dixit Laboratory is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIA, NIAID and NIDDK.)

Education & Training

BV.Sc. Harayana Agricultural University (2000)
SM Haryana Agricultural University (2000)
PhD University of Hannover (2000)
Visiting Fellow and Research Fellow National Institute on Aging, NIH

Honors & Recognition

  • Nathan Shock New Investigator Award for Aging Research Gerontological Society of America (2011)

  • Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE 2004, 2005, 2006) by National Institutes of HealthNational Institutes of Health (NIH) (2004)

  • Quest Diagnostics – Young Investigator AwardEndocrine Society (2004)

  • Nathan Shock Award for Post Doctoral ResearchNational Institute on Aging, NIH (2003)

  • 1997-2000 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) fellowship DAAD (1997)

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