The Paul Propst Center

At 800 Hudson Way

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About The Paul Propst Center

Continued growth of HudsonAlpha reflects its commitment to advancing genomic research to improve human health and global sustainability, inspiring and preparing a genomics-literate society, and growing Alabama’s life sciences sector.

The Paul Propst Center provides the physical infrastructure that will continue to support our scientists, entrepreneurs and educators as they explore, solve and inspire, building on HudsonAlpha’s reputation as a national leader in genomics.

The Paul Propst Center expands the HudsonAlpha footprint with 100,000 additional square feet of laboratories, offices, and collaborative space. Like HudsonAlpha’s flagship building at 601 Genome Way, the Paul Propst Center includes components of the institute’s research, education, and economic development missions, as well as independent life science companies.

Huntsville philanthropist and businessman William “Bill” Self Propst, Sr. made a generous donation to establish the Paul Propst Center. The Center is named in memory of his father Paul Propst, who was a minister in North Alabama.


800 Hudson Way houses researchers, clinicians, educators, and new and existing associate life science companies.

At HudsonAlpha, we believe working together results in quicker translation of discoveries to enterprise. The researchers and associate companies at HudsonAlpha share meeting rooms and common spaces, all of which foster a culture that feels like community and invites mentor-protegé relationships. The Institute offers a growing biotech hub to small companies and startups by providing access to outside experts, marketing direction, and strategic networking opportunities.

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800 Hudson Way is poised for growth and for welcoming new companies. There are many benefits of establishing a startup, growing an early stage company or relocating an established company to the HudsonAlpha campus. From superior physical space to intellectual talent, advantages found here provide opportunities for life science companies to grow and expand in stride with economic waves spurred by new technologies. In addition, fostering growth in the biotech industry is a priority for the State of Alabama and for many of our regional economic development organizations.

To learn more about the business advantages of HudsonAlpha and locating your bioscience company in Huntsville, Alabama, click here.

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There are multiple naming opportunities at 800 Hudson Way available for donors to establish a lasting legacy at HudsonAlpha and support our missions for decades to come.

Please contact The HudsonAlpha Foundation if you would like more information about the opportunities available or if you have questions at or 256-327-9446

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The Paul Propst Center

The Paul Propst Center at 800 Hudson Way is the newest building on the HudsonAlpha campus. The 100,000 square foot center houses researchers, educators, and life science companies. Huntsville philanthropist and businessman William “Bill” Self Propst, Sr. made a generous donation to the HudsonAlpha Foundation to advance genomics research in memory of his father Paul Propst, who was a minister in North Alabama.

HudsonAlpha scientists and collaborators are transforming the way we deliver clinical care. By leveraging the genomic sequencing and diagnostic expertise of the scientists, clinicians, and bioinformaticians at the Institute, we can generate discoveries that enable earlier, less invasive diagnoses and better, more customized treatments.

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HudsonAlpha is the world’s only nonprofit research institute where accelerating science from bench to business occurs on same campus. More than 30 for-profit companies call the biotech campus home and are converting science into market-ready health solutions. This culture of collaboration allows us to solve some of the world’s most pressing health problems.

Our Culture

Education is central to HudsonAlpha’s mission to create a genomically-literate community and inspire the future generation of scientists. Under the leadership of Neil Lamb, PhD, the Educational Outreach team trains future scientists through hands-on classroom modules, digital learning, materials and in-depth school and summer camp experiences for educators and students. To date, HudsonAlpha educators have expanded their reach to more than 700,000 students and teachers. Our digital downloads have more than one million users.

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Reach out to our Economic Development team at HudsonAlpha and we will provide you the information you need to start your company or move your company to our collaborative campus. Our team can provide you details on available build to suit space, as well as support your company long after you have become an associate company.

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Carter Wells
Vice President for Economic Development


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Director of Business Recruitment



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