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Name: Devin Absher, PhD
Email: dabsher@hudsonalpha.org
Phone: 256-327-0649
Location: 601 Genome Way, Huntsville, AL 35806

Devin Absher, PhD

Epigenomic analysis of complex human traits and diseases

Devin Absher, PhD, joined the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology as a faculty investigator in 2008. His research focuses on application of genomics to complex diseases and traits, including genome-wide association studies and epigenetic studies. Projects include multiple studies of autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular disease and the dietary and metabolic risk factors for heart disease. Absher also has a keen interest in cancer epigenetics as well as aging and the effects of aging on the epigenome. Before joining HudsonAlpha, Absher was a senior scientist at the Stanford Human Genome Center. Absher earned his PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from Emory University in Atlanta in 2000. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in human genetics at Stanford University in 2005.

  • Education

    2005 Postdoctoral Fellow in Human Genetics, Stanford University

    2000 PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Emory University, Atlanta

    1991 BS in Molecular Biology, University of California, San Diego

  • Academic and Administrative Appointments

    2015-Present Co-leader of the Cancer Control & Population Sciences Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Comprehensive Cancer Center

    2009-Present Adjunct Faculty, University of Alabama in Huntsville

    2009-Present Adjunct Faculty, University of Alabama at Birmingham

    2008-Present Faculty Investigator, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, AL

    2005-2008 Senior Scientist, Stanford Human Genome Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

    2001-2005  Postdoctoral Fellow, Richard M. Myers Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

    1993-2000  Graduate Student, Stephen T. Warren Laboratory, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

    1991-1993  Staff Research Associate I, Department of Medicine, Kenneth R. Chien Laboratory, University of California, San Diego

  • Awards and Honors

    2002 NIH Postdoctoral Training Grant, Stanford University

    1993 NIH Predoctoral Training Grant, Emory University

    1989 Provost’s Honors, University of California, San Diego

    1988 Provost’s Honors, University of California, San Diego

    1987 Provost’s Honors, University of California, San Diego

Recent News

December 14, 2016
Four faculty investigators at HudsonAlpha were named to Clarivate Analytics Most Highly Cited Researchers list this year. Richard Myers, PhD, HudsonAlpha’s president and science director, and Devin Absher, PhD, were both recogni...
October 19, 2016
According to 91% of attendees, Immunogenomics 2016 was a great success! The 4th annual Immunogenomics conference included: Memorable keynote sessions from Alan Aderem (University of Washington) and Herbert “Skip” Vir...
September 26, 2016
Huntsville, Ala. ━ HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology will bring together more than 150 leading researchers from around the world on Sept. 26-28, 2016 at the 4th annual HudsonAlpha Immunogenomics conference. Immunogenomics ...
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