Apostolos Pappas

Head of Programs, Nestlé S.A.

Apostolos Pappas, Ph.D., started his professional career as a research biochemist in the Skin Research Center of Johnson & Johnson in ’99 and later served as a group leader at Munich Biotech, where he worked on cancer research.


Thereafter he returned to Johnson & Johnson, where he is currently a Research Manager and Fellow at J&J focusing on lipid metabolism research.


Dr. Pappas is one of the first to culture cells that were previously not cultured; as human primary sebocytes and more recently human facial preadipocytes.


While at J&J he collaborated with many experts and KOLs to open a new field within the academic textbooks arena and curriculums on “Nutrition and Skin”, which was published by Springer in 2011.  The success and wide recognition of this project paved the way for his second academic textbook by Springer in 2014: “Lipids and Skin Health”; which is the very first of its kind as well.


He has initiated and chaired three major symposia and has given more than 20 invited lectures at prestigious societies and universities.  Recently he became adjunct faculty at the Department of Food Science at Rutgers University (since September 2013) and a member of the Rutgers Center for Lipid Research.  He has also been appointed as a member of the scientific advisory board of directors of the CARF Society.

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