Leadership

Principal Investigators

The NC Research Campus’ principal investigators delve into specific research topics furthering the mission of their research institutes and the campus. Use the links below to learn more about each scientist and their organization. Check back as we add scientific profiles showcasing the capabilities of our scientists.

Rishipal Bansode, PhD

Functional Foods and Nutrigenomics
Research Scientist
NC A&T Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies
View Dr. Bansode’s profile.
Learn more about NC A&T’s Center.

Carol Cheatham, PhD

Nutrition and Brain Development
Assistant Professor of Psychology
UNC Nutrition Research Institute
View Dr. Cheatham’s profile.
Learn more about UNC NRI.

Guibing Chen, PhD

Food Process Engineering
Assistant Professor and Lead Scientist for Food Processing and Engineering
NC A&T Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies
View Dr. Chen’s profile.
Learn more about NC A&T’s Center.

Sabrina Cote

Sabrina Cote

Research Scientist
Discovery MS
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Xiuxia Du

Xiuxia Du, PhD

Associate Professor
UNC Charlotte Bioinformatics Services Division
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Debora Esposito, PhD

Debora Esposito, PhD

Assistant Professor, Regenerative Medicine
NC State Plants for Human Health Institute
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Mario Ferruzzi. PhD

Mario Ferruzzi. PhD

Stability and Bioavailability of Micronutrients and Phytochemicals
Professor, Translational Nutrition
NC State Plants for Human Health Institute
View Dr. Ferruzzi’s profile.
Learn more about NC State PHHI.

Simon G. Gregory, PhD

Duke University
Principal Investigator, Discovery MS and MURDOCK Study-Multiple Sclerosis
DHMRI Genomics Laboratory Director
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Tzung-Fu Hsieh, PhD

Systems Biologist, Epigenetics and Assistant Professor
NC State Plants for Human Health Institute
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Stephen Hursting, PhD, MPH

Professor, Nutrition
UNC Nutrition Research Institute
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Glicerio Ignacio, MA, DVM, DACLAM

Attending Veterinarian, Program Director and IACUC Administrator
Center for Laboratory Animal Sciences
David H. Murdock Research Institute
View Dr. Ignacio’s Profile.
Learn more about DMRI.

Folami Ideraabdullah, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics
UNC Nutrition Research Institute
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Massimo Iorizzo, PhD

Small Fruit and Vegetable Breeding and Genomics
NC State Plants for Human Health Institute
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Jeremy Jay, PhD

Research Associate
UNC Charlotte Bioinformatics Services Division
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Qi Jiang, MD, PhD

Qi Jiang, MD, PhD

Microbiology and Immunology
Associate Director In-Vitro Sciences
David H. Murdock Research Institute
View Dr. Jiang’s profile.
Learn more about DHMRI.

Kevin Knagge

Kevin Knagge, PhD

Analytical Sciences- NMR, Metabolomics, Proteomics
Analytical Sciences Lead
David H. Murdock Research Institute
View Dr. Knagge’s profile.
Learn more about DHMRI.

Colin Kay, PhD

Colin Kay, PhD

Metabolic Fingerprinting of Dietary Phytochemicals
Associate Professor, Translational Nutrition and Food Sciences
NC State Plants for Human Health Institute
View Dr. Kay’s profile.
Learn more about PHHI.

Martin Kohlmeier, MD

Research Professor, Nutrition
UNC Nutrition Research Institute
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Slavko Komarnytsky, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pharmacogenomics
NC State Plants for Human Health Institute
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Natalia Krupenko, PhD

Assistant Professor, Nutrition
UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute
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Sergey Krupenko, PhD

Professor, Nutrition
UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute
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