North Carolina Central University
1801 Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27707
In addition to training the world’s next great scientists, BRITE also provides its faculty with a world-class research facility that allows them to conduct studies spanning subjects such as:
High Throughput Screening
Liquid Handling and Automation
High-Content Analysis for lead optimization and biological relevance from screening data
Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Medicinal Chemistry, SAR
Protein Production, Proteomics
Molecular Biology, Plant Genetics
Our industry-inspired core facilities allow us to truly connect education with real world practice – providing our students with the most comprehensive training possible and preparing them to step into jobs ready and able to make a difference on day one.
Here are just a few of the research initiatives currently being conducted at BRITE. Click on a faculty member to learn more about their specific projects.
Li-An Yeh, Ph.D.
Role of Tau in Alzheimer’s Disease
Gordon Ibeanu, Ph.D.
Neurodegenerative Diseases: Alzheimer’s Disease
Neurodegenerative Diseases: Huntington Disease
Role of G-protein Coupled Receptors in Oncogenesis
Andy Li , M.D., Ph.D.
Mechanism and Treatment of Brain Damage After Stroke
Exacerbation Effects of Diabetes and Hyperglycemia on Stroke
Dayami Lopez, Ph.D.
Regulation of the Hepatic Low Density Lipoprotein Receptor
Role of Hypothyroidism on Alzheimer’s Disease
Role of Hypothyroidism on Breast Cancer
Carla Oldham, Ph.D.
Investigation of the Role of CHK in Neuronal Development
John Scott, Ph.D.
Jonathan Sexton, Ph.D.
Drug Discovery for Type-II Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome
High-Content Assay Developement & Multivariate Statistical Characterization of Cellular Phenotypes
Alfred Williams, Ph.D
Natural Products Synthesis
Diversity Oriented Synthesis
Kevin Williams, Ph.D.
Protein Stability and Formulation
Identifying Novel Cancer Therapeutics
Jiahua Xie, Ph.D.
Identification of Se-accumulating Genes in Se-hyperaccumulation Plants
Novel Plant Expression Systems
Genetic Cause of Defective Chloroplasts in Pale Yellow Sectors of Variegated Golden Pathos
Liju Yang, Ph.D.
Dieletrophoresis Enhanced Microchips for Bacterial Pathogen Detection
Nanomaterials Interfacing Biological Cells
Biosensors and Biochips for Early Cancer Diagnosis
Weifan Zheng, Ph.D.
Novel Computational Tools
Cheminformatics Approach to Model Neurodegenerative Disease Targets