Rafat Siddiqui


Dr. Rafat Siddiqui is currently working as Associate Professor and Director of the Nutrition Science Food Chemistry Laboratory at Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia, United States. He obtained his PhD from the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. Dr. Siddiqui served as a postdoctoral fellow at Massey University in Palmerton North, New Zealand. He immigrated to America in 1989 and worked as a Howard Hughes Research Fellow at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Dr. Siddiqui began his work as a researcher at Methodist Hospital in 1993 and served as Director of Cellular Biochemistry and Lipid Biology programs from 2002 – 2015. He is an internationally recognized expert in many areas including cancer, cardiovascular disease, inflammation and the neurosciences. He has published over 100 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has been invited as a keynote speaker at several national and international conferences. Dr. Siddiqui’s research has been featured on BBC, FOXTV, and WTHR broadcasts, as well as in the Sun, Telegraph, and Indianapolis Star newspapers and several other media outlets. He is on the editorial board of numerous journals. His recent work focuses on the health benefits of grape pomace, green papaya, pomegranate, Plums, Ginger, and Turmeric extracts.

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Dr. Siddiqui's research interests are in the area of cancer, inflammation, and cardiovascular diseases. His research emphasis is on the synergistic modulation of chronic diseases by combination of nutrients and drugs.

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