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Farzaneh Daghigh, PhD

Dr. Daghigh is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology. She joined PCOM in 1998. She received her Ph.D. degree from the Department of Biochemistry at Temple University School of Medicine in 1995 and completed a postdoctoral research program at the DuPont-Merck Pharmaceutical.

 

Dr. Daghigh is an advisor for the Nutrition Club of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has an interest in medical nutrition education and serves as a nutrition advocate bringing nutrition related topics to PCOM students and the community at large.  In a recent publication, “Farzaneh Daghigh, Ph.D., David Vettori, DO, and Jeffrey Harris, Ph.D. (2011).  Nutrition in Medical Education: History, Current Status, and Resources. Topics in Clinical Nutrition 26(2) Spring 2011 issue”, she has made recommendations on how to incorporate online materials on medical nutrition into the medical curriculum.  In addition, she had provided a “Nutritional Resource Databank” which is available on the PCOM’s Library website. To access these resources, follow the link below. 

 

 

http://libguides.pcom.edu/nutrition  To view the article abstractclick here:
 

Dr. Daghigh is a member of the American Society for Nutrition, the Nitric Oxide Society, the PCOM Chapter of Sigma Xi, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Her research focuses on inflammatory diseases such as periodontitis. (Read the article in the Digest about the Department's ongoing research into inflammation). She has studied arginine metabolism and the role of nitric oxide in human gingival fibroblasts. Dr. Daghigh has authored a chapter on Reactive Oxidant Species and Emerging Therapies in Clinical Medicine in a book entitled, "Oxidative Stress: Clinical and Biomedical Implications" Nova Publishers, 2007.

For more information on current research projects, click here  e-mail: farzanehd@pcom.edu

Abstracts

Farzaneh Daghigh, Ph.Dand Ellen Cho, M.S. The role of cAMP in Arginine Metabolism in Human Gingival Fibroblasts.  JAOA (August, 2011), 111 (8), p.499 (B24).

Farzaneh Daghigh, P.hD, Ellen Cho, M.S., Scott Riggs, B. S. and Sandra Taylor Coley, B.S. (2010). cAMP Mediated Up-regulation and Expression of Enzymes Involved in Arginine Metabolism in Human Gingival Fibroblasts. Sixth International Conference: Biology, Chemistry and Therapeutic Applications of Nitric Oxide. (suppl ) S32. June.

Farzaneh Daghigh, Ph.D., Benjason Nunez, M.S., Ellen Cho, M.S., and Chalon Saunders, B.S., (2008), Determination of Arginase I in Human Gingival Fibroblast. Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry 19 (suppl 1), P. 55. Fifth International Conference: Biology, Chemistry and Therapeutic Applications of Nitric Oxide.

Chalon Saunders, B.S., (2008), Determination of Arginase I in Human Gingival Fibroblast. Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry 19 (suppl 1), P. 55. Fifth International Conference: Biology, Chemistry and Therapeutic Applications of Nitric Oxide.

Jon Pomeroy, B.S., Ellen Cho, M.S., and Farzaneh Daghigh, Ph.D. (2008), The role and Regulation of Ornithine Decarboxylase in Human Gingival Fibroblasts. JAOA 108 (8).
J. Slakoper, BS, M. Kuchera, DO., and F. Daghigh, Ph. D. (2008) The Effects of Periodic Acceleration in Conjunction with Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) in Patients with Parkinson's Disease. JAOA 108 (8)
Ruth Thornton, Ph.D. and Farzaneh Daghigh, Ph. D. (2008) Standardizing the Case Conference Experience within an Integrated Course. First Conference of the Association of Medical Biochemistry Course-directors (ABC), South Carolina. April 26-30.
Farzaneh Daghigh, Ph. D., Kerin Fresa-Dillon, Ph. D., and Ruth Thornton, Ph.D. (2008), Successfully launching an integrated course. First Conference of the Association of Medical Biochemistry Course-directors (ABC), South Carolina. April 26-30.
John Aaron Hoyt, MS; Michael Kuchera, DO, FAAO; Farzaneh Daghigh, PhD; Marcus Bell, PhD; Brent Schoenfeldt, DO; Ryan Overberger, OMS-III; James Bailey, OMS-IV. (2008), Comparing Changes in Serum Nitric Oxide Levels and Heart Rate After Periodic Acceleration Therapy (PAT) Using an AT101TM Table to Changes Measured After Active Exercise. AOA Convention, (Abstract submitted to SOMA).
John Aaron Hoyt, MS; Michael Kuchera, DO, FAAO; Farzaneh Daghigh, PhD; Marcus Bell, PhD; Brent Schoenfeldt, DO; Ryan Overberger, OMS-III; James Bailey, OMS-IV. (2008), Comparing Changes in Serum Nitric Oxide Levels and Heart Rate After Ostepathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) Using alyrymple Pedal Pump to Changes Measured After Active Exercise. AOA Convention, (Abstract submitted to SOMA).
Emily Maksimak and Farzaneh Daghigh, (2007) Up-regulation of Arginase II mRNA levels in Human Gingival Fibroblasts. JAOA 107 (8), 360-361.
Benjason Nunez, Chalon Saunders, and Farzaneh Daghigh, (2006) Expression of Arginase Isoenzymes in Human Gingival Fibroblast. Presented at AOA Research Conference, Oct.16.
F. Daghigh, Ph. D. and M L. Kuchera, DO; (2005) Treatments with AT-101 TableTM on nitric oxide production in patients with inflammatory disorders. This poster was presented at the first Gordon Conference on Nitric Oxide in Luca, Italy, May 22- 27.
Manuscripts
Farzaneh Daghigh, Ph.D., David Vettori, DO, and Jeffrey Harris, Ph.D. (2008). Perceived need for nutrition education among osteopathic medical students (in preparation).
Book Chapters
(2007) Oxidative Stress: Clinical and Biomedical Implications, Chapter 18, Reactive Oxidant Species and Emerging Therapies in Clinical Medicine. Nova Publishers, https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=5939

 

Last Updated: 12/12/14