September 18, 2009
The fall session of Biotech 101 sponsored by ServisFirst Bank began last week. Over 200 people started on a journey of understanding their genetic makeup and how biotechnology impacts every living thing. You can read the article from the front page of Sunday's Huntsville Times on the "wildly popular" Biotech 101 series. You can also learn more about the myriad of innovative educational programs.
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Among U.S. women, ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Unfortunately, ovarian cancer is often detected when the cancer is already at an advanced stage. EGEN, a resident associate company at HudsonAlpha, is making great strides in developing a treatment for recurrent ovarian cancer.
HudsonAlpha has a diverse faculty and staff. Anita Bansal, a recent Ph.D. graduate from a UAHuntsville biotechnology and engineering program, explains why she is passionate about cancer research.
HudsonAlpha's mission includes inspiring Alabama school children to pursue scientific careers. Kerry Fehrenbach discusses why Intergraph Corporation supports HudsonAlpha.