Contact Info

Phone: 256-327-5212
Location: 601 Genome Way, Huntsville, AL 35806

Jane Grimwood, PhD

Genomic resource development for plants

Jane Grimwood, PhD, joined the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology as a faculty investigator in 2008. As a co-director of the Genome Sequencing Center, Grimwood focuses on sequencing, finishing and genome improvement of a wide variety of eukaryotic genomes – including plants, fungi and vertebrates. She earned her PhD in microbiology from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, followed by postdoctoral training at the University of Oxford, Dartmouth College, and the University of San Francisco. In 2000, Grimwood was a senior scientist at the Stanford Human Genome Center where she and her group were responsible for finishing and performing quality analysis on the 320 million base pairs of human chromosomes 5, 16 and 19, comprising more than 10 percent of the human genome.

  • Education

    1996-2000 Postdoctoral Training in Genomics, University of California, San Francisco

    1994-1996 Postdoctoral Training in Cell Biology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH

    1992-1994 Postdoctoral Training in Cell Biology, University of Oxford, UK

    1992 PhD in Microbiology, University of Leeds, UK

    1988 BS in Agricultural Zoology, University of Leeds, UK

  • Academic and Administrative Appointments

    2008-Present Faculty Investigator, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

    2012-Present Adjunct Faculty, Department of Biology, University of Alabama in Huntsville

    2000-2008 Senior Scientist, Stanford Human Genome Center, Stanford University School of Medicine

  • Awards and Honors

    2014 Thomson-Reuters Highly Cited Researcher

Recent News

October 11, 2017
Genome analysis of early plant lineage sheds light on how plants learned to thrive on land. Though it’s found around the world, it’s easy to overlook the common liverwort – the plant can fit in the palm of one’s hand and a...
April 12, 2017
A consortium led by Z. Jeffrey Chen of The University of Texas at Austin and Jane Grimwood and Jeremy Schmutz of HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology has made publicly available a significantly improved high-quality genome se...
January 25, 2017
A multi-institutional research effort aims to optimize breeding strategies for grain sorghum for sub-Saharan Africa Huntsville, Ala. — HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a nonprofit genomics and genetics research institute...
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