Vishwa Deep Dixit, DVM, PhD

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Immunobiology

Departments & Organizations

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


Diabetes Research Center

Yale Center for Research on Aging (Y-Age)

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Immunology

Office of Cooperative Research


Vishwa Deep Dixit completed Bachelor and Master of Veterinary Sciences in HAU, Hisar India. 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, Glenn Foundation for Aging Research and Cure for Alzheimer Foundation.

Education & Training

PhD Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India (2000)
PhD Research completed in University of Hannover, Germany (2000)
MAST OTHER Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India (1999)
DVM Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India (1994)
Visiting Fellow and Research Fellow National Institute on Aging, NIH

Honors & Recognition

  • Nathan W. Shock AwardNational Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health. (2017)

  • Vincent Cristofalo Lecture on GerontologyWistar Institute (2017)

  • The Glenn Award for Aging ResearchGlenn Foundation for Medical Research (2016)

  • Nathan Shock New Investigator Award for Aging ResearchGerontological 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) fellowshipDAAD (1997)

Professional Service

  • National Institute on Aging, NIH (2017 - Present) Member, Board of Scientific Counselors. NIA-Intramural Program

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