The Genome Circle

The Genome Circle is comprised of individuals, foundations and corporations who share a strong desire to be a part of today’s revolution of personalized medicine, offering hope for tomorrow’s improved diagnostics and treatments.

Established in 2012, the Genome Circle recognizes those donors who have shown exceptional support of HudsonAlpha’s mission through generous annual and cumulative giving. All individuals, foundations and corporations who make a major gift of $1,000 or more in a calendar year are recognized as members of the Genome Circle and receive special benefits.

Benefits of membership in the Genome Circle include:

  • Name included on the HudsonAlpha Society of Giving Wall in the atrium of HudsonAlpha
  • Invitation to the annual Genome Circle recognition dinner
  • Quarterly letter from Dr. Richard Myers, President and Director of HudsonAlpha
  • Personal tours of HudsonAlpha
  • Advance notice of events and newsworthy progress
  • Invitation to special DNA extraction activity for children led by Dr. Neil Lamb, Director of Educational Outreach

For more information on joining the Genome Circle, contact Elizabeth Herrin at



HudsonAlpha calls its volunteers “Partners of Progress” because they are part of the team effort involved in achieving HudsonAlpha’s mission of genomic research, educational outreach and economic development.

Most volunteer opportunities happen outside the lab, where they contribute significantly to fundraising events, such as the Spring Benefit, Double Helix Dash and Tie the Ribbons luncheon. Volunteers are also a big part of the Biotech 101 and 201 series, assisting with registration for this increasingly popular lifelong learning course.  Volunteers are a tremendous resource for the educational outreach team with preparation, filling binders and packing bins for teacher workshops, including Genetic Resources to Empower Alabama Teachers (GREAT) and Genetic Technologies for Alabama Classrooms (GTAC).

Volunteers at HudsonAlpha come from all backgrounds and age groups, tied together by their desire to make a difference. They may not be scientists by training, but they know that by sharing their time and talents, they can be part of the solution.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact