Huntsville, Ala. — The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is pleased to announce the appointment of Maureen Mack as the new Director for Marketing and Communications. She will join the Institute on July 20, 2015.

Mack is coming to HudsonAlpha from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) where she was the Director of External Communications and responsible for designing, developing and executing MCW’s external communications strategy.Mack also was instrumental in the extensive national media coverage of the Nicholas Volker case. Volker was the first child to be saved by DNA sequencing under the scientific leadership of internationally-renowned genomics expert Howard Jacob, Ph.D.

“My true passion is in communicating the power and value of the scientific mind,” said Mack. “HudsonAlpha has gathered some of the nation’s top genomics researchers and has provided a collaborative space in which those scientists are changing the face of health ─ on multiple fronts. At the same time, the Institute is growing new entrepreneurs and seeding the minds of the next generation of scientists.”

Mack is bringing more than 15 years of communications expertise to the Institute and her role will further the Institute’s mission of creating a healthier, more sustainable world through genomics.

“Maureen Mack brings a wealth of experience in communicating genomics to a national audience. She not only understands the mission of HudsonAlpha and how to tell our story, she also has a passion for this work that we expect will translate to great success. We’re very pleased she has joined our team,” said Richard M. Myers, PhD, HudsonAlpha President and Science Director.

“I really think of HudsonAlpha as a global game changer in life science, so to become a member of that team is an honor,” said Mack. “You’re going to be hearing a lot about HudsonAlpha, and that’s my mission.”

 

About HudsonAlpha: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is a nonprofit institute dedicated to innovating in the field of genomic technology and sciences across a spectrum of biological challenges. Founded in 2008, its mission is four-fold: sparking scientific discoveries that can impact human health and well-being; bringing genomic medicine into clinical care; fostering biotech entrepreneurship; and encouraging the creation of a genomics-literate workforce and society. The HudsonAlpha biotechnology campus consists of 152 acres nestled within Cummings Research Park, the nation’s second largest research park. Designed to be a hothouse of biotech economic development, HudsonAlpha’s state-of-the-art facilities co-locate nonprofit scientific researchers with entrepreneurs and educators. The relationships formed on the HudsonAlpha campus encourage collaborations that produce advances in medicine and agriculture. Under the leadership of Dr. Richard M. Myers, a key collaborator on the Human Genome Project, HudsonAlpha has become a national and international leader in genetics and genomics research and biotech education, and includes 29 diverse biotech companies on campus. To learn more about HudsonAlpha, visit: http://hudsonalpha.org/.

Media Contact:
Margetta Thomas
256-327-0425
mthomas@hudsonalpha.org

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