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

Stephen Ekker, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Director
Zebrafish Facility Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Visit Ekker’s lab website.

Host: Eric Mendenhall, PhD

Michael Hoffman, PhD

Assistant Professor, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Toronto Medical Discovery Tower, Ontario

Host: Sara Cooper, PhD

John Schimenti, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Vertebrate Genomics
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University Ithaca, NY

Host: Greg Barsh, MD, PhD

Research Seminars News

February 23, 2017
Please join us for our next seminar Wednesday, March 1, at noon in the HudsonAlpha Auditorium featuring Stephen C. Ekker, PhD. Ekker will discuss how to join the Genome Writers Guild. A consultant in the Department of Biochemis...
February 16, 2017
David Braun, PhD, of the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) gave a presentation on sugar transporters controlling sucrose accumulation in bioenergy grasses for the HudsonAlpha Research Seminar on Wednesday, February 15. Braun ...
February 1, 2017
Dr. John Forsayeth gave a presentation on gangliosides and Parkinson disease today in the HudsonAlpha auditorium. Dr. Forsayeth is a research scientist in the department of neurological surgery at the University of California San...


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