Simin Meydani, DVM, PhD

Simin Meydani, DVM, PhD

Professor of Nutrition



DVM, University of Tehran
MS, Nutrition, Colorado State University
PhD, Nutrition, Iowa State University
Postdoctoral Training, Harvard University School of Public Health


Campus: Boston
Office: HNRCA 6
Laboratory: HNRCA 618 & 911

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-3129
Lab Phone: 617-636-3233
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs



Research Synopsis

My laboratory's scientific research interests include basic biology of aging as it is related to immune and inflammatory responses, the role of nutrition in the aging process and age-associated diseases, and the impact of nutrition on immune response and resistance to infectious diseases in developed and developing countries. In particular, we have conducted studies using micronutrients, dietary lipids, calorie restriction, and probiotics. My laboratory utilizes cellular and molecular techniques as well as different animal models, randomized clinical trials, and observational field studies to address the above research interests.


Lab Members

Weimin Guo, Research Associate Send an e-mail 
David Hamer, Adjunct Scientist Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Lijin Li, Research Assistant Send an e-mail 
Stephanie Marco, Administrative Coordinator Send an e-mail
Alexander Panda, Scientist II Send an e-mail
Sarbattama Sen, Adjunct Scientist; Assistant Professor Send an e-mail
Dayong Wu, Scientist I, Associate Professor of Nutrition, Associate Laboratory Director Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page

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The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research