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Vishwa Deep Dixit, DVM, PhD

Director, Yale Center for Research on Aging (Y-Age), Pathology



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

  • Visiting Fellow and Research Fellow
    National Institute on Aging, NIH (2006)
  • PhD
    Haryana Agricultural University (2000)
  • PhD
    Research completed in University of Hannover (2000)
    Haryana Agricultural University (1999)
  • DVM
    Haryana Agricultural University (1994)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Nathan W. Shock AwardNational Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health.2017
Vincent Cristofalo Lecture on GerontologyWistar Institute2017
The Glenn Award for Aging ResearchGlenn Foundation for Medical Research2016
Nathan Shock New Investigator Award for Aging ResearchGerontological Society of America2011
Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE 2004, 2005, 2006) by National Institutes of HealthNational Institutes of Health (NIH)2004
Quest Diagnostics – Young Investigator AwardEndocrine Society2004
Nathan Shock Award for Post Doctoral ResearchNational Institute on Aging, NIH2003
1997-2000 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) fellowshipDAAD1997

Professional Service

National Institute on Aging, NIHMember, Board of Scientific Counselors. NIA-Intramural Program2017 - Present

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