The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology has established the HudsonAlpha Alumni Association as a way for individuals to delve deeper into genomics and become part of a community that is working to create a healthier, more sustainable world through biotechnology.

On the evening of March 31, 2015, new members gathered on the biotech campus in Cummings Research Park for an inaugural reception and introduction to the 2014-2015 educational guidebook, “Biotechnology Discoveries and Applications,” written annually by HudsonAlpha Vice President for Educational Outreach, Neil Lamb, Ph.D. (Download a pdf of the guidebook here.)

“We were looking for a way to engage individuals beyond the Biotech 101 and 201 series,” said Lamb. “The Alumni Association gives participants the opportunity to stay informed about the exciting things happening in biotechnology and how it impacts their lives.”

Graduates of the Institute’s popular public education series Biotech 101 are eligible for membership in the Alumni Association. Upon joining, members will enjoy new, exclusive educational opportunities and reap the benefits of a stronger relationship with the Institute.

The field of biotechnology, particularly as it relates to genomics and DNA-based discoveries, is growing exponentially, and support through the Alumni Association will enable HudsonAlpha to continue providing public education classes, free of charge, so that others may learn about the promise of genomics and what it means to individuals and society as a whole.

For more information about the Biotech 101 series and the HudsonAlpha Alumni Association, visit http://hudsonalpha.org/alumni.

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