A park within the park

The Triangle Universities Center for Advanced Studies Inc. (TUCASI) was established in 1975 and intended to serve the three Founding Universities (Duke University, NC State University, and UNC-Chapel Hill) within the Research Triangle Park.


Organizations at the TUCASI Campus


Burroughs Wellcome Fund

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is an independent private foundation dedicated to advancing the medical sciences by supporting research and other scientific and educational activities.



MCNC is an independent, non-profit organization that employs advanced networking technologies and systems to help Community Anchor Institutions in North Carolina communicate with their constituents more effectively and meet their specific organization’s mission, vision and goals. 



With a 35 year+ heritage, Micross Components began transforming specialty electronics by creating a global company with the broadest offering of products and services in the industry and quickly became recognized as the global leading single-source supplier of specialty components designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards. 


National Humanities

The National Humanities Center is the leading independent American institute for advanced study in all fields of the humanities that seeks to ensure the continuing strength of the liberal arts and to affirm the importance of the humanities in American life.


NC Biotech

The NC Biotechnology Center makes the connections that create biotech jobs for North Carolina. Established in 1984, the NC Biotechnology Center is a private, non-profit corporation supported by the General Assembly. Various programs and statewide offices create long-term economic and societal benefits for North Carolina.

Tucasi Officers

Barbara Mulkey

Chair of the Board

Director of the Shelton Leadership Center
NC State University

Dr. Terry Magnuson


Vice Chancellor for Research, School of Medicine
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

R. Sanders Williams

Vice President

Interim Vice Provost for Research
Duke University

Richard L. Daugherty

Audit Committee

Retired Senior Executive

Scott Levitan

Ex-Officio Trustee

President and CEO
Research Triangle Foundation of NC

Linda Hall


Research Triangle Foundation of NC

TUCASI Board of Trustees

Dr. Warwick Arden

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
North Carolina State University


Robert A. Blouin

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Anita Brown-Graham

Gladys Hall Coates Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government and Director ncIMPACT Initiative
UNC School of Government

Dr. Blossom Damania

Boshamer Distinguished Professor
Vice Dean for Research
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jennifer Francis

Executive Vice Provost & Douglas and Josie Breeden Professor
Duke University

Tim Gabel

Executive Vice President, Social, Statistical, and Environmental Sciences
RTI International

Dr. Louis Martin-Vega

Dean of Engineering
North Carolina State University

Dr. Noah Pickus

Associate Provost and Senior Advisor
Kenan Institute for Ethics
Duke University

Thomas Shanahan

Senior Vice President of External Affairs
The University of North Carolina General Administration

Dr. Kimberly van Noort

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer
The University of North Carolina System

Dr. Mladen Vouk

Distinguished Professor and VC for Research
North Carolina State University

Mr. Michael G. Winters, J.D.

Ellis & Winters