Leadership

Directors

Scientific advances in plant genomics, advances in precision nutrition and healthhy living outreach all happen under the leadership of the scientists and executives directors heading the research centers and corporate and community partners of the NC Carolina Research Campus. Use the links below to learn more about each organization.

 

Cory Brouwer, Ph.D

Director
UNC Charlotte Bioinformatics Services Division
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Gail Vance Civille

President
Sensory Spectrum, Inc./Sensory Discovery Center
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Nicholas D. Gillitt, Ph.D

Dole Foods Vice President of Nutrition Research and
Director, Dole Nutrition Research Institute
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Mary Ann Lila, Ph.D

Director
NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute
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David Nieman, DrPH, FACSM

Director
Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab
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L. Kristin Newby, MD, MHS

Principal Investigator Duke MURDOCK Study; Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, Duke University; Co-Director, Duke Cardiac Care Unit
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William Pilkington, DPA

Director
Cabarrus Health Alliance
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Carol Spalding, Ph.D

President
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
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Michael J. Todd

Executive Director
North Carolina University System

Leonard Williams, Ph.D

Director
NC A&T State University Center of Excellence for Post Harvest Technologies
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Steven H. Zeisel, MD, Ph.D

Director
UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute
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Qibin Zhang, PhD

Co-Director
UNC Greensboro Center for Translational Biomedical Research
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Zhanxiang Zhou, Ph.D

Co-Director
UNC Greensboro Center for Translational Biomedical Research
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