It was a dark and uncertain time for Kannapolis ten years ago when the historic Pillowtex plant shut down. Since then, the town has seen much change, both physically and economically. The economic downturn a few years ago put a delay in the metamorphosis that Kannapolis was in the process of in the form of the North Carolina Research Campus, but these days people in the town can see that change coming to fruition. But the change is more than just physical. Groundbreaking contributions for bioinformatics, human health and nutrition are happening at the campus, and we'll be joined by several of the players who are responsible for the research that's helping to make Kannapolis' new identity one of research and knowledge, when Charlotte Talks.
Mike Todd - Executive Director of the NC Research Campus
Dr. Mary Ann Lila - Director of the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute
Dr. Cory Brouwer - Director of the UNC Charlotte Bioinformatics Services Division
Dr. Nicholas Gillitt - Director of the Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory