NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Dole Food Company Owner and Chairman David Murdock on Tuesday announced a commitment of $15 million annually in perpetuity to the David H. Murdock Research Institute on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC.

The funds will go toward the hiring of scientific talent to DHMRI, and the institute is searching for a leader for the institute "who might one day be capable of becoming a Nobel Laureate and whose scientific research will drive the institute to new discoveries and innovation," Murdock said in a statement.

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