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Giuseppe Valacchi

David H Murdock Distinguished Professor

University Faculty Scholar

600 Laureate Way Kannapolis, NC 28081


Giuseppe Valacchi is a David H. Murdock Distinguished Professor and Professor of Regenerative Medicine at North Carolina State University. In addition, he is an International Scholar at Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea. He obtained his BS (Physiology) with Laude, his M.S. in Physiopathology and his Ph.D. in Cellular Physiology and Neuroimmuno-Physiology from the University of Siena, Italy. 

His research has been focused in understanding the cellular and molecular redox mechanisms that define the tissues physio-pathological responses to endogenous and exogenous factors (Exposome)  with special focus on target tissues such as skin and respiratory tract.

He is the author of over 300 peer reviewed international manuscripts, 20 book chapters, and 4 books. He has been a member of the Society of Free Radical Research -Europe (SFRR-Europe) Council from 2017 to 2021. From 2023 he is the SFRR-Europe President Elect. He has won several awards, among them the Entelligence Award from Actelion, the Exposome Award, the University of Ferrara Bronze Medal (2020 from the Rector of Ferrara, Prof. Zauli). In 2018 he was awarded with the “Doctorate Honoris Causa” in Biochemistry and Pharmacy from the University of Buenos Aires.  In 2019 he was the recipient of the Clinical Research award from the SFRR-E and in 2021, he was awarded in Rome, as “Paladin of Health” from the Italian Ministry of Public Health and Education. In 2022, he was nominated and awarded with the title of “Faculty Scholar” at North Carolina State University, a title that recognizes and rewards emerging academic leaders who demonstrate significant achievement. From 2022 he is a David H. Murdock Distinguished Professor in Regenerative Medicine at NCSU.

He is Editor for Archives in Biochemistry and Biophysics and for Redox Experimental Medicine; Associate Editor for Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, Mediators of Inflammation, Biomed (dermatology); member of the Editorial board of several international journals including, Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine, Antioxidants, Biofactors, Genes and Nutrition.

H index: 69 (scholar), 56 (Scopus)


B.S. Physiology University of Siena

M.S. Physiopathology University of Siena

PhD Cellular Physiology and Neuroimmuno-Physiology University of Siena

Area(s) of Expertise

Redox Biology
Focus Area: Rare diseases such as Autism and Rett Syndrome; exposome effect on target tissues, skin, lung and GI tract


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  • NCSU University Faculty Scholar
  • President- Society for Free Radicals Research - Europe
  • Doctor Honoris Causa in Biochemistry and Pharmacy University of Buenos Aires, Argentina