Simin Nikbin Meydani, D.V.M., Ph.D.
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Senior Scientist and Director
Nutritional Immunology Laboratory
Jean Mayer USDA HNRCA at Tufts University
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||D.V.M., University of Tehran, Iran
Ph.D., Nutrition, Iowa State University
||Age- and nutrition-induced changes in immune related diseases and their underlying mechanisms
||Professor, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
Professor, Immunology, Tufts University Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
|Selected Professional Affiliations
||American Aging Association, Board Member
American College of Nutrition, Chair, Council on Immunology, Hematology, and Oncology
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Featured HNRCA Research Publications
Wu D, Pae M, Ren Z, Guo Z, Smith D, Meydani SN. Dietary supplementation with white button mushroom enhances natural killer cell activity in C57BL/6 mice. J Nutr. 2007;137(6):1472-7.
Wu D, Ren Z, Pae M, Guo W, Cui X, Merrill AH, Meydani SN. Aging up-regulates expression of inflammatory mediators in mouse adipose tissue. J. Immunol., 179 4829-39, 2007.
Meydani SN, Barnett JB, Dallal GE, Fine BC, Jacques PF, Leka LS, Hamer DH. Serum zinc and pneumonia in nursing home elderly. AJCN, 86: 1167-73, 2007.
Marko MG, Ahmed T, Bunnell SC, Wu D, Chung H, Huber BT, Meydani SN. Age-associated decline in effective immune synapse formation of CD4(+) T cells is reversed by vitamin E supplementation. J Immunol. 2007; 178(3):1443-9.
Sempertegui F, Estrella B, Elmieh N, Jordan M, Ahmed T, Rodriguez A, Tucker KL, Hamer DH, Reeves PG, Meydani SN. Nutritional, immunological and health status of the elderly population living in
poor neighbourhoods of Quito, Ecuador. Br J Nutr. 2006; 96(5):845-53.
Other Recent Publications
Han SN, Adolfsson O, Lee CK, Prolla TA, Ordovas J, Meydani SN. Age and vitamin E-induced changes in gene expression profiles of T cells. J Immunol. 2006;177(9):6052-61.
Gay RT, Belisle S, Beck MA, Meydani SN.An aged host promotes the evolution of avirulent coxsackievirus into a virulent strain. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006;103(37):13825-30.
Wu D, Han SN, Meydani M, Meydani SN.Effect of concomitant consumption of fish oil and vitamin E on T cell mediated function in the elderly: a randomized double-blind trial. J Am Coll Nutr. 2006; 25(4):300-6.
Gismondi PM, Hamer DH, Leka LS, Dallal G, Fiatarone Singh MA, Meydani SN. Strategies, time, and costs associated with the recruitment and enrollment of nursing home residents for a micronutrient supplementation clinical trial. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005; 60(11):1469-74.
Wu D, Liu L, Meydani M, Meydani SN. Vitamin E increases production of vasodilator prostanoids in human aortic endothelial cells through opposing effects on cyclooxygenase-2 and phospholipase A2. J Nutr. 2005;135(8):1847-53.
Meydani A, Ahmed T, Meydani SN. Aging, nutritional status, and infection in the developing world. Nutr Rev. 2005;63(7):233-46.
Meydani SN, Han SN, Wu D. Vitamin E and immune response in the aged: molecular mechanisms and clinical implications. Immunol Rev. 2005;205:269-84.
Meydani SN, Leka LS, Fine BC, Dallal GE, Keusch GT, Singh MF, Hamer DH. Vitamin E and respiratory infections among elderly nursing home residents: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA, 292:828-836, 2004.
Wu D, Han SN, Meydani M, Meydani SN. Effect of concomitant consumption of fish oil and vitamin E on production of inflammatory cytokines in healthy elderly humans. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2004; 1031:422-4.
Gay R, Han SN, Marko M, Belisle S, Bronson R, Meydani SN. The effect of vitamin E on secondary bacterial infection after influenza infection in young and old mice. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2004;1031:418-21.
To see more of Dr. Simin N. Meydani's publications, please visit PubMed and search for "Meydani SN."