KCS grads integral part of NCRC science research

KCS grads integral part of NCRC science research
Posted on 07/12/2017
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Among the many ways that Kannapolis City Schools is Creating the Future is through our graduates. Two recent KCS graduates are part of groundbreaking research that is being done at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis.


Kevin Lambirth grew up in Kannapolis and graduated from A.L. Brown High School in 2006. He went on to earn his undergraduate degree from Pfeiffer University and his master’s degree and PhD from UNC Charlotte. He is now a postdoctoral researcher in genomics and bioinformatics at the NC Research Campus. It is a field that combines his love of biology and computer science with analyzing scientific data. You can read more about the pioneering work that Lambirth is doing by clicking this link.


Briana Landis is also a product of Kannapolis City Schools. She ranked at the top of her class when she graduated from A.L. Brown in 2015, and she is currently a student at Meredith College in Raleigh. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) when she was just four years old. Now, she is interning as a scientist in the Discovery MS lab that is housed at the David H. Murdock Research Institute. She is working with neurologists to help find a cure for the autoimmune disease that affects her and millions of other people worldwide. Read more about Briana Landis’s amazing story and her groundbreaking work by clicking here

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