Andy Crouse, PhD, is the intellectual property and industry partnerships developer at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. A 1997 undergrad alumni of Auburn University, Crouse earned his PhD in molecular genetics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2005. He was a research scientist with Open Biosystems until 2008. Crouse joined HudsonAlpha in 2015 after working as a product manager for Thermo Fisher Scientific and transOMIC technologies. He is also the chief science officer for Leavendary, a HudsonAlpha associate company.