CTBR Scientists Combat Human Metabolic Illnesses.

Detecting Diseases Early

CTBR Scientists Combat Human Metabolic Illnesses.

From their lab at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, Dr. Zhanxiang Zhou and Dr. Qibin Zhang enjoy a commanding view of both the past and the future.

In the distance sit the modest, low, red-brick buildings of downtown Kannapolis, the city a little north of Charlotte that was once a key player in the state’s textile industry. Immediately below their fourth-floor lab sprawls the bright green front lawn of the gleaming new North Carolina Research Campus.

Built on the site of a massive Pillowtex plant that closed in 2003, creating the largest mass layoff in North Carolina’s history, the 350-acre research campus is the brainchild of David H. Murdock, chairman and CEO of Dole Food Company. The result of a public-private partnership seeking to spur innovation in biotechnology, nutrition, agriculture, and health, the campus involves eight universities and numerous industry partners.

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Originally posted on Friday, October 14th, 2016 by Savannah Hutko.



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