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Esposito, Debora A.


Kannapolis Research
daesposi@ncsu.edu
704-250-5465
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Dr Esposito, recently joined N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute as an assistant professor in the Department of Animal Science.  She received a BS in Chemistry from the Federal University of Vicosa, Brazil. After moving to the U.S., she simultaneously achieved her MBS in Drug Discovery and Development and her PhD in Cell Molecular Plant Biology from Rutgers University. She is particularly interested in researching biologically active phytochemicals derived from edible plants. Her passion is to improve human health and longevity through scientific research on the beneficial effects of phytochemicals, and knowledge generated from research on fruits and vegetables should modify dietary recommendations for a healthy diet.Her research involves an interdisciplinary, broad-based tissue regeneration and repair research program that apply basic science discoveries in the areas of phytochemistry, regenerative medicine, and skin care to improve human health and wellbeing. Her lab focus on application of plant-based bioactives to three interconnected research areas: 1) inflammation and tissue regeneration as it applies to wound healing and skin care; 2) cell-based biological screening in conventional, 3D matrices, and stem culture technologies; and 3) muscle aging and repair.


Expertise:
Food Engineering | Food Processing | Food Science | Human Nutrition | Molecular Biology | Plant Bioactives | Animal Pathology
Country(s) of experience:
Bhutan | Brazil | Malaysia | New Zealand | Saudi Arabia | South Africa
Type(s) of International Experience:
Researcher in an international project | Instructor at an academic institution overseas | Speaker at an international conference | Other international activities | Advisor for international students | Host for international faculty | Host for international post-doc
Research Focus:

application of plant-based bioactives to three research areas: 1) inflammation and tissue regeneration as it applies to wound healing and skin care; 2) cell-based biological screening in conventional, 3D matrices, and stem culture technologies; and 3) muscle aging and repair.


Language(s):
English | Portuguese | Spanish
Projects: