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Dr. Alexander Panda

Board Member

A Bit About Me

Dr. Alexander Panda is an Assistant Professor at Tufts Medical School and a Scientist on the Nutritional Immunology Team at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA), Boston, MA.

His research interests involve the age-associated defects of pattern recognition receptors and the role of zinc as a potential nutritional intervention to combat pneumonias in nursing home patients, and challenges of malnutrition in disadvantaged populations.

He is one of the principal investigators for the Zinc intervention in prevention of pneumonia in elderly (ZIPP) study funded by the National Blood Heart and Lung Institute (NHLBI) and a former B. Beeson Clinical Scientist Development Award in Aging Scholar.

He is board certified in Infectious diseases, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Panda received his MD from the Medical Faculty of the Alexander von Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany; PhD from Yale Graduate School of Arts & Sciences; and MPH from The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.