The Research Triangle Park


Established in 1975, the Triangle Universities Center for Advanced Studies Inc. (TUCASI) is the home of the three Founding Universities (Duke University, NC State University, and UNC-Chapel Hill) within the Research Triangle Park. Set on a 120-acre campus, TUCASI houses organizations that bring together faculty from the three universities with Park scientists and researchers. Think of it like a park within the 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
    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. For more than a quarter century MCNC has operated a robust, secure, exclusive communications network that has connected institutions of the University of North Carolina System, Duke University, and Wake Forest University to each other and to the world.
     To get a sense of MCNC’s state reach, check out this interactive graphic:
  • National Humanities Center
    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.
  • National Institute of Statistical Sciences
    NISS conducts and catalyzes collaborative research in statistical studies. Principal activities are research projects in areas such as bioinformatics, data confidentiality, data integration, data quality, education statistics and complex surveys. A multi-sector (industry, government and academia) Affiliates Program plays vital research stimulation, dissemination, human resources and networking functions. Want to understand how statistics impact your everyday life? Check out this overview of the work NISS does:
  • North Carolina Biotechnology Center
    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 through support of biotechnology research, business and education and strategic policy statewide.
  • Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute
    SAMSI conducts and facilitates collaborative research involving statistics and applied mathematics. Among the many areas of activity include the environment, stochastic computation, inverse problems, modeling of internet traffic, data mining and machine learning, along with multi-scale modeling and control design.


Other TUCASI Projects:


TUCASI Officers *

*Mulkey, Barbara – Chair of the Board TUCASI |Director of the Shelton Leadership Center, NC State

*Rebar, Dr. Alan  – President TUCASI | Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation & Economic Development, North Carolina State University

*Carin, Dr. LawrenceVice President TUCASI | Vice Provost for Research – Duke University

*Magnuson, Dr. Terry – Vice President TUCASI | Vice Dean for Research, School of Medicine -The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

*Arden, Dr. Warwick – Vice President TUCASI | Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost – North Carolina State University

*Daugherty, Richard L. Audit Committee TUCASIRetired Senior IBM Executive 

*Boney, Leslie – Nominating Committee TUCASI | Vice President for International, Community, and Economic Engagement – UNC General Administration 

*Geolas, RobertEx-Officio Trustee | President and CEO Research Triangle Foundation of NC 

*Ailstock, MasonSecretary TUCASI | COO Research Triangle Foundation of NC

*Hall, LindaTreasurer TUCASI | CFO Research Triangle Foundation of NC


TUCASI Board of Trustees 

Dean, Dr.  James – Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost -The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Damania, PhD. Blossom – Boshamer Distinguished Professor – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Francis, Charles – Managing Member – The Francis Law Firm, PLLC

Martin-Vega, Louis – Dean of Engineering – North Carolina State University

Pickus, Dr. Noah – Director, Kenan Institute for Ethics – Duke University

Attorney: Mr. Michael G. Winters – Ellis & Winters, LLP