Massimo Iorizzo

Title: Assistant Professor
Small Fruit and Vegetable Breeding and Genomics
Department of Horticultural Science

Ph.D. University of Naples “Federico II” (Italy)
M.S. University of Naples “Federico II” (Italy)

Campus Address:
600 Laureate Way
Kannapolis, NC 28081

Phone: 704-250-5469


Lab Personnel:

Hamed Bostan, Bioinformatician

Marti Pottorff, Research Scholar

Julien Curaba, Research Scholar

Molla Fentie Mengist, Postdoctoral Researcher

Luke Miller, Research Technician

Bryan Munoz, Graduate Student

Ashley Yow, Graduate Student

More information about Massimo Iorizzo

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.