Selina Baker joined the MURDOCK Study in June 2011 as a Staff Assistant for the Kannapolis office of the Duke Translational Medicine Institute/MURDOCK Study.
Prior to being hired, Ms. Baker worked with Novant Health at the Steele Creek Family Practice as a Medical Records Coordinator. Originally from upstate New York, Ms. Baker is now a resident of Kannapolis. She started her career with the banking industry where she worked in a variety of operations positions for First Charter Bank and Oswego County Savings Bank.
Megan Bame is the Greenhouse Operations Technician for the Plants for Human Health Institute. She oversees the greenhouse operations and growth chambers to help ensure that research is carried out accurately, safely and effectively. Megan also receives and manages space allocation requests in coordination with the space allocation committee.
Mr. Jonathan Baros, coordinator of the N.C. Cooperative Extension component at PHHI, develops and sustains programs that help N.C. fruit and vegetable producers explore efficient economic options and optimize profits for their farming operations. He is charged with evaluating economic components involved in compliance with food safety rules; examining economical options for initiating cooling and postharvest handling programs in fruits and vegetables; assessing value-added and alternative enterprise opportunities in the traditional horticultural area; and developing cost-and-return estimates for traditional horticultural crops. He also coordinates PHHI Extension’s efforts and programs, which include communications, farm business management and fresh produce safety initiatives. Jonathan received both his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in agricultural economics from Texas A&M University.