HudsonAlpha Research Seminars

The HudsonAlpha Research Seminars bring together experts in genetics, genomics, biotechnology, bioinformatics, medicine and immunology for free, public presentations and debate among the scientific community. The seminars also provide valuable academic learning and discussion opportunities for scientists training in labs at the Institute and at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Seminars are hosted by researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology from October through May.

Upcoming Research Seminars

For more information about HudsonAlpha Seminars, please contact Kathy Rader at

William Murphy, PhD

Professor, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Insights into X chromosome gene regulation, function, and evolution from interspecific hybrids

Host: Greg Barsh, MD, PhD

Erik Sacks, PhD

Associate Professor of Perennial Grass Breeding And Genetics
Department of Crop Sciences
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Population and quantitative genetics of Miscanthus, a biomass crop, an ornamental crop, and a genetic resource for improving sugarcane

Host: Kankshita Swaminathan, PhD

HudsonAlpha Life Sciences Prize Winner

Research Seminars News

March 28, 2017
Mark N. Gillespie, PhD, gave a presentation on Wednesday, March 29, in the auditorium for the HudsonAlpha Research Seminars series. Gillespie’s talk, titled “Oxidant-DNA interactions in the life and death of cells: D...
March 23, 2017
Marshall Horwitz, MD, PhD, gave a noon research seminar on Wednesday, March 22, at HudsonAlpha. Horwitz is a physician-scientist with a clinical practice in internal medicine and medical genetics. He is the director of the Univer...
March 13, 2017
The research seminar for Wednesday, March 15 at noon featuring Dr. John Schimenti has been canceled due to weather conditions and Spring Break. Join us for the next seminar March 22 featuring Marshall S. Horwitz, M.D., Ph.D. A...


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