Vishwa Deep Dixit, DVM, PhD, Director of the Yale Center for Research on Aging (Y-Age), has been elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, a non-profit institution formed nearly 50 years ago to promote the application of science and technology to human welfare and economic well-being.
“It is my sincere pleasure to inform you of your election as a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering,” Christine Caragianis Broadbridge, PhD, CASE president, wrote in a recent letter to Dr. Dixit.
Dr. Broadbridge shared the academy’s goals are to “inform and advise the people and the state of Connecticut on science and technology related issues and to encourage youth’s interest in science, engineering, and technology.”
The state Legislature established CASE by a Special Act in 1976 to identify and study issues and technological improvements that are, or should be, of concern to the state of Connecticut. It’s patterned after the National Academy Sciences.
Dr. Dixit joins more than 600 CASE members from academia and the business world. Yale University and Yale School of Medicine are well represented among the roster of CASE members.
Election to CASE is based on recognition of scientific and engineering distinction achieved through significant contributions in theory or application. This can be demonstrated by original published books and papers, patents, the pioneering of new and developing fields, and innovative products, outstanding leadership of nationally recognized technical teams, public service, and external professional awards in recognition of scientific and engineering excellence.
Dr. Dixit’s Y-Age Lab, housed primarily in the Yale Pathology Department, is a growing interdisciplinary research program in Geroscience and the Biology of Aging with significant opportunities for program growth within the stimulating and interactive Yale environment. The lab’s research focuses on increasing scientific understand of the molecular mechanisms that control aging and translating those discoveries into interventions to promote healthy aging and combat common age-related diseases and pathology.