Rashin Sedighi, PhD, MS, RN, has a wide background in nursing and nutritional science. She earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Shahid Beheshti University School of Nursing, Tehran, Iran, followed by a master of science in maternal and child nutrition from University of California, Davis. Sedighi received her doctorate in nutritional and food science from North Carolina Agriculture and Technology State University in Greensboro. Her main clinical focuses are on the small intestine microbial study (REIMAGINE) and the Rifaximin and hypersensitivity study. Her long-term interests involve development of research to understand obesity and diabetes and their complications. Sedighi has been awarded many fellowships, including the Roy Teranishi Graduate Fellowship in Food Chemistry, in 2012, for $1,000; and U.S.D.A. Transdisciplinary Graduate Training Program Fellowship in Functional Foods, Bioactive Food Components & Human Health, in 2012–2013 for $33,300. She was the first-place poster winner of a $1,000 prize at Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Division of the Institute of Food Technologists annual meeting, in 2013. Additionally, Sedighi provides oversight for clinical trials, interfaces with research subjects, obtains samples, analyzes data and maintains regulatory compliance.