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Farzaneh Daghigh received her PhD in biochemistry from Temple University, School of Medicine. Later, she conducted postdoctoral research at the DuPont-Merck Pharmaceuticals. She then joined the faculty at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine as an Assistant Professor in 1998. Currently, she is a full Professor of Biochemistry in the Department of Bio-Medical Sciences at PCOM.

Dr. Daghigh is the biochemistry content expert in the pre-clinical curriculum. She teaches biochemistry and nutrition to medical students and graduate students. She serves as the co-course director of the Culinary Medicine elective and the Cellular and Molecular Basis of Medicine (CMBM) course. Dr. Daghigh’s passion is helping students understand, appreciate, and integrate the basic sciences to remain as inquisitive physicians during their lifelong medical practice.

Dr. Daghigh believes in engaging students in their own learning and developed many collaborative active learning sessions. Her medical education research is geared towards the goal of inclusion of nutrition in the DO curriculum and the use of nutrition education and behavior change in individuals with overweight, obesity and metabolic syndrome. She also studies the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on arginine metabolism in airway remodeling in asthmatic patients.

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Education/Academic qualification

Department of Biochemistry, PhD, Temple University School of Medicine

… → 1995

Chemistry, BS, The College of New Jersey

… → 1988

ASJC Scopus Subject Areas

  • Biochemistry


  • Nutrition
  • Medical Biochemistry