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Dixit to receive GSA's 2011 Nathan Shock New Investigator Award
Date:8/2/2011

a dysfunctional adipose tissue mass over the course of an individual's life. The long-term goal of his research is to develop novel approaches to forestall or even reverse the aging of the immune system as a means to enhance the health span. The research in Dixit's lab is supported by the National Institute on Aging (R01AG031797), the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (R01DK090556), and the Coypu Foundation.

Dixit is a frequently invited reviewer of scientific papers from well-respected journals and has served as a section editor of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology since 2008. He has received several awards recognizing his work, including most recently the Baton Rouge Business Report's 40 Under 40 Award, which honors local young leaders. He also serves as an outstanding mentor to young trainees interested in aging research. Several of his fellows have received awards from scientific associations given to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. During his career, he has published a total of more than 40 papers in top-tier publications, including Nature Medicine and the Journal of Clinical Investigation.


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