The lab is located in the NC State Building at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. The address is 600 Laureate Way, Kannapolis.

Parking is available next to the building and in a nearby parking garage at no charge. When you arrive, visit the NC State office to request a visitors badge. They will direct you to the lab.

If visiting from UNC Charlotte, you can take the CCX (Express) bus from the JW Clay light rail station near the UNC Charlotte campus to the Concord Transit Center. The bus stop is next to the parking garage on the west side.

From the Concord Transit Center, transfer to the CKRider (Concord-Kannapolis) bus Blue or Brown line to the Research Campus or stops nearby.

Local and express buses have free wifi.


  • Transfers from the CCX express bus to CKRider buses are free. Request a transfer when you board.
  • Transfers from the CKRider buses to the CCX express bus cost $0.95. Purchase a transfer when you board.
  • You can buy 10-ride bus passes for CCX and CKRider local buses at the Transit Center at a discount. Bus passes do not expire.

Use Trak It, the CKRider bus system real-time GPS bus tracker, to see routes, scheduled stops, and location of buses.