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John Ivarsson Jr.

Graduate Student

Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences


Under the direction of Dr. Giuseppe Valacchi, Ivarsson evaluates the protective effect of plant polyphenolic compounds on skin exposed to environmental pollutants such as ultra-violent light, ozone, and particulate matter. I seek to understand the protective mechanisms behind nutritional supplementation and/or topical application of phytochemicals.

Co-advised by Drs. Giuseppe Valacchi and Mary Ann Lila


BS Nutrition Sciences NC State University


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