Slavko Komarnytsky, PhD
Tel: +1 (704) 250-5459
Email: komarnytsky at

Associate Professor, Pharmacogenomics
Plants for Human Health Institute link
North Carolina Research Campus link
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences link
North Carolina State University link

Department Affiliations
Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences link
Interdepartmental Nutrition Program link
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology link

Professor Affiliate
Catawba College, Salisbury, NC link

Short Bio

Born in the remote wilds of the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine, Slavko Komarnytsky is an Associate Professor of Pharmacogenomics at Plants for Human Health Institute, NC State University and the Director of Mobile Discovery program. His research interests include development of novel drugs and botanical supplements in the area of metabolic, inflammatory, and gastrointestinal diseases. His scholarly work set trends in biodiscovery from natural sources, engagement of students and ethnic communities in global health research, and gained broad support from government agencies and industry sponsors. Slavko earned a BS in Biology from Kyiv University and a PhD in Plant Biology from Rutgers University.


NC Research Campus
Plants for Human Health Institute
North Carolina State University
600 Laureate Way
Kannapolis, NC 28081 google map

Plants for Human Health Institute is conveniently located within the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC (30 miles north of the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport CLT, 70 miles south of the Piedmont Triad International Airport GSO, and 130 miles south-west of the Raleigh-Durham International Airport RDU). Kannapolis is also connected to Charlotte, Raleigh, Washington and New York by daily Carolinian/Piedmont Amtrack service KAN.


Use 600 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081 in Google Maps. Both street and deck parking are free. Please check in with administrative suite on the 1st floor (#1329) to obtain a visitor pass. We are located on the 3d floor, office #3230 (lab #3339).


I am always eager to hear from students and post-doctoral candidates who are interested in joining the laboratory. Please contact me for more information. If you are eligible and willing to write an application for one of the scholarship opportunities, I will work with you to develop a grant proposal that may secure funds to support your training in the lab.