Research at NCCU
North Carolina Central University is investing millions of dollars in state-of-the-art research facilities, cutting-edge technology and new degree programs that will be critical to the success of our students and, ultimately, our world. We are also securing funding to advance our research projects.
NCCU has two top flight biotechnology research institutes--BRITE (Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise)
and BBRI (Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute)
. BRITE was developed to create a pool of outstanding, highly-trained students fully prepared for biotech jobs upon graduation. NCCU collaborated with biotechnology professionals and corporations to create an unique and innovative degree program offering students research opportunities, education and experiential training in biotechnology and biomanufacturing with a bachelor of science or a master of pharmaceutical science, and eventually a Ph.D.
BBRI is an innovative research and training institute dedicated to unearthing the mechanisms of disease and using that knowledge to pinpoint cures. BBRI is attracting creative researchers and fostering a creative, scientific community. BBRI is investigating health disparities in minorities from genetics to lifestyle, from social learning to education to health care services. BBRI is leading the way, helping to reinvent approaches to diseases such as glaucoma, brain disorders, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity.