Dr Ronan Lordan is an Irish researcher living in Philadelphia working in the fields of nutrition, inflammation, and circadian biology at the FitzGerald Laboratory at the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

His research interests include:
(a) Circadian biology, metabolism, and ageing
(b) Regulation, safety, and efficacy of functional foods and nutraceuticals
(c) Discerning the role of lipid mediators such as eicosanoids and platelet-activating factors in inflammatory diseases.
(d) The role of a patient's nutritional status and the use of supplements during COVID-19.

Check out the webpage for research, science communication and how to make contact.


Twitter-based crowdsourcing: What kind of measures can help to end the COVID-19 pandemic faster?

Himel Mondal, Emil D. Parvanov, Rajeev K. Singla, R. Rayan, F. Nawaz, V. Ritschl, F. Eibensteiner, Chandragiri Siva Sai, M. Cenanovic, Hari Prasad Devkota, M. Hribersek, Ronita De, E. Klager, M. Kletečka-Pulker, S. Völkl-Kernstock, G. Khalid, R. Lordan, M. Găman, Bairong Shen, T. Stamm, H. Willschke, Atanas G. Atanasov

Frontiers in Medicine, 2022

Application of Traditional Vaccine Development Strategies to SARS-CoV-2

H. M. Rando, R. Lordan, Alexandra J. Lee, A. Naik, Nils Wellhausen, Elizabeth A Sell, Likhitha Kolla, COVID-19 Review Consortium, A. Gitter, Casey S. Greene


Correction for Rando et al., “Pathogenesis, Symptomatology, and Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 through Analysis of Viral Genomics and Structure”

H. Rando, A. Maclean, Alexandra J. Lee, R. Lordan, Sandipan Ray, Vikas Bansal, Ashwin N. Skelly, Elizabeth A Sell, J. Dziak, Lamonica Shinholster, Lucy D’Agostino McGowan, Marouen Ben Guebila, Nils Wellhausen, S. Knyazev, S. Boca, Stephen Capone, Yanjun Qi, YoSon Park, David Mai, Yuchen Sun, J. Boerckel, Christian Brueffer, James Brian Byrd, J. Kamil, Jinhui Wang, Ryan Velazquez, G. Szeto, J. Barton, R. Goel, S. Mangul, Tiago Lubiana, A.B.D. Gitter, C. Greene

mSystems, 2022

Molecular and Serologic Diagnostic Technologies for SARS-CoV-2

H. Rando, Christian Brueffer, R. Lordan, A. A. Dattoli, D. Manheim, J. Meyer, Ariel I. Mundo, Dimitri Perrin, David Mai, Nils Wellhausen, A.B.D. Gitter, Casey S. Greene

ArXiv, 2022

Anti-inflammatory and antithrombotic properties of polar lipid extracts, rich in unsaturated fatty acids, from the Irish marine cyanobacterium Spirulina subsalsa

Katie Shiels, A. Tsoupras, R. Lordan, I. Zabetakis, Patrick Murray, Sushanta Kumar Saha

Journal of Functional Foods, 2022

Investigation of Platelet Aggregation in Atherosclerosis.

R. Lordan, A. Tsoupras, I. Zabetakis

Methods in molecular biology, 2022

Probiotics: A gut response to the COVID-19 pandemic but what does the evidence show?

Sandrayee Brahma, A. Naik, R. Lordan

Clinical Nutrition ESPEN, 2022

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Circadian Regulation of Metabolism and Aging

2020 - Present: This project aims to understand the role of circadian misalignment and its contribution to metabolic diseases and aging, with a focus on Bmal1.

Lipid Mediators of Inflammation

2016 - Present: Platelet-activating factor (PAF), prostaglandins, and leukotrienes play a pivotal role in inflammatory signaling. We are interested in the development of novel therapeutic agents targeting these inflammatory mediators.

COVID-19 Review Consortium

2020 - 2021: COVID-19 Review Consortium at UPenn. Our aim is to distill the existing COVID-19 literature into reviews that document the most reliable research to date in the areas of pathogenesis, therapeutics, prophylactics, and diagnostics.

2018 - 2021: Heart Healthy Salmon Nutraceuticals

The aim of this project was to assess the antioxidant properties and elucidate the structures of antithrombotic polar lipids from farmed Atlantic salmon using C30RP-UHPLC-HRAM-MS/MS for the development of novel nutraceuticals.


Dr Ronan Lordan

Available to discuss new collaborations, science outreach or speaking opportunities. Feel free to make contact via email or twitter.

Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania