Vishwa Deep Dixit

Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Immunobiology

Biographical Info

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

D.V.M.
Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India (1994)
MAST OTHER
Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India (1999)
Ph.D.
Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India (2000)
Ph.D.
Research completed in University of Hannover, Germany (2000)
Visiting Fellow and Research Fellow
National Institute on Aging, NIH, Immunology (2001 - 2006)

Honors & Recognition

  • 1997-2000 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) fellowship
    DAAD (1997)
  • Nathan Shock Award for Post Doctoral Research
    National Institute on Aging, NIH (2003)
  • Quest Diagnostics – Young Investigator Award
    Endocrine Society (2004)
  • Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE 2004, 2005, 2006) by National Institutes of Health
    National Institutes of Health (NIH) (2004)
  • Nathan Shock New Investigator Award for Aging Research
    Gerontological Society of America (2011)

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