By EMILY FORD, Salisbury Post

KANNAPOLIS — Dr. Mary Ann Lila has been named the first David H. Murdock Distinguished Professor at the

The director of North Carolina State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute in Kannapolis, Lila is an internationally known scientist.

Murdock, chairman of Dole Food Co. and founder of the Research Campus, created three professorships with a $2 million gift to N.C. State.

His gift was matched with $1 million from the N.C. Distinguished Professors Endowment Trust Fund.

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