The NC Research Campus leadership is led by a team of business, economic development and scientific professionals who are working together to fulfill the vision of David H. Murdock, owner of Dole Foods, Castle & Cooke, Inc. and founder of the NCRC. Mr. Murdock dedicated more than one billion dollars of his personal funds to develop the NC Research into a world class research hub where collaborative science leads the charge for great discoveries in nutrition, health and biotechnology research.
Working with Mr. Murdock to develop the 350-acre campus is President of Atlantic American Properties and the North American Commercial Division of Castle and Cooke Lynne Scott Safrit and Vice President of Business Development Clyde Higgs. Equal partners in the leadership of the NC Research Campus’ growth and development are the board of directors and scientific team of the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) and the principal investigators of the campus’ partners:
Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab
Cabarrus Health Alliance
Dole Foods, Inc.
NC A&T State University Center of Excellence for Post Harvest Technologies
NC Central University Nutrition Research Program
NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Sensory Spectrum, Inc.
UNC Charlotte Bioinformatics Services Division
UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute