Jed W. Fahey is a nutritional biochemist with broad training and extensive background in plant physiology, human nutrition, phytochemistry and nutritional biochemistry.
His research addresses the induction by phytochemicals, of cytoprotective, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant responses in mammalian systems. This work draws on elements of natural product chemistry, enzymology, nutritional epidemiology and clinical research to develop nutritional strategies for chronic disease prevention in humans. Many of these studies deal with the glucosinolates and isothiocyanates that are found primarily in cruciferous vegetables and in a nutritious tropical tree called the drumstick tree or Moringa oleifera.
Some of his past work has focused upon a variety of flavonoid and phenolic secondary metabolites from ginseng, honey, ginger, ashwagandha, black cohosh, and other plants.
Fahey’s Chemoprotection Center (https://chemoprotectioncenter.org/) has developed, characterized, and supplied preparations rich in specificphytochemicals for a large number of animal and clinical studies in which they have played an integral collaborative role.
Dr. Fahey is now spending the majority of his time working to promote behaviors that enhance healthspan. His ongoing outreach work includes a planned book and podcast series, and he seeks to translate the science that his group and others have done to prevent chronic diseases, to a lay public audience.