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Health. Nutrition. Innovation.


Kannapolis, NC
Welcome to the

North Carolina Research Campus

The North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC, is a 350-acre research center located just north of Charlotte, NC. The campus is a scientific community that collaboratively works to empower human health through nutrition and clinical research. Eight universities, the David H. Murdock Research Institute, companies and entrepreneurs focus research and development on safer, more nutritious crops, healthier foods, precision nutrition, and clinical research.

Research and product development are collaborative and multi-disciplinary. Focus areas are as varied as phytochemicals in fruits, vegetables, grains and herbs; exercise physiology; post-harvest physiology; population-based, genetic studies; precision nutrition, and clinical research. The growing base of scientific knowledge combines new understandings of how nutrients, plant phytochemicals, the environment and lifestyle choices impact brain and fetal development, cancer, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, fatty liver and other metabolic disorders.

» Exciting Times Ahead…

This is an exciting time at the North Carolina Research Campus as Kannapolis transforms around us. With the renovation of the entire downtown area and the emergence of a new baseball stadium for the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers, the forward momentum in our community is energizing.