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Massimo Iorizzo

Assistant Professor

Faculty, Research

600 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081


Area(s) of Expertise

Dr. Massimo Iorizzo’s research focuses on genetics, genomics, germplasm improvement and breeding of small fruits (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc.) and vegetable crops. He researches the health-promoting phytoactive compounds inherent in fruits and vegetables, while also investigating strategies for selecting, concentrating and preserving these phytochemicals.


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PhD, University of Naples “Federico II” (Italy)
MS, University of Naples “Federico II” (Italy)