Postdoctoral fellow - DuPont-Merck Pharmaceutical
Temple University School of Medicine
PhD in Biochemistry, 1995
The College of New Jersey
BS in Chemistry, 1988, summa cum laude
Dr. Daghigh’s current research projects:
Examine the possibility of dietary ω-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil or oily fish,
in diminishing chronic inflammation in human lung fibroblast (HLF) by reducing nitric
oxide. DHA and EPA, ω-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory actions that may benefit
asthmatic patients health.
This study focuses on portion control as the pillar for an intervention featuring
participant nutrition education counseling. This study will offer the participants
ways to self-regulate and feel accountable at home. The participants are assigned
readings on nutrition topics, logging their meal selections and quantities as well
as their physical activity. The goal of this study is to improve participants’ portion
control awareness through nutritional coaching: an intervention based on nutrition
education and weight loss motivation.
June 2008-June 2009: Principal Investigator, one year grant for $10,000 funded by
CCDA (the center for Chronic Disease of Aging). This project is titled, “Determination
of the physiologically and pathophysiologically relevance of arginase isoforms in
NO production by human gingival fibroblasts”.
2007-2008: Co-Principal Investigator of AOA Grant # 07-10-557 “Documenting Mechanics
and Mechanisms in Pedal Pump OMT” for $22,712.
2006-2007: Co-Principal Investigator of a grant from the Korman’s Foundation for $400,000
titled “Pilot: Gait Analysis, Balance, Nitric Oxide, Fluid Distribution, and Quality-of-Life
of Patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) treated with Whole Body, Periodic Acceleration
or Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)”.
October 2003: Co-Principal Investigator of a grant from the Karen and Herbert Lotman
Foundation for $25,000 titled “A pilot study to establish a protocol to determine
the change in nitric oxide (NO) concentrations after treatment with the Accelerated
Therapeutic 101 (AT101) table in normal healthy subjects and patient volunteers”.
Media Dr. Daghigh discussed the costs and benefits of a vegetarian diet. The Philadelphia
Inquirer, Nov. 9, 2014
Dr. Daghigh discussed the health ramifications of a vegetarian diet at Franklin Institute's
program "To Veg or Not to Veg.", May 30, 2014
Dr. Daghigh Weighs in on Diet Cookies, Farzaneh Daghigh, PhD, professor, biochemistry/molecular
biology, was tapped by Channel Six to weigh in on the ingredients of a popular diet
cookie. Video on PCOM’s Facebook page, October 7, 2009