Contact Info

Name: Neil Lamb, PhD
Phone: 256-327-0457

Name: Stacey Brewer, Executive Coordinator
Phone: 256-327-0458
Location: 601 Genome Way, Huntsville, AL 35806

Neil Lamb, PhD

Educational outreach relating to genetics, genomics and biotechnology

Neil Lamb, PhD, is a faculty investigator and vice president for educational outreach at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. Lamb completed his PhD and postgraduate training at Emory University in Atlanta where he was a faculty member in human genetics and responsible for lab management, bioethics oversight and genetic education in the school of medicine. Lamb’s career shifted from hands-on science to science education when he realized that he had found his true calling: inspiring a passion for human genetics and technology in others. He joined HudsonAlpha in 2006 to lead the educational outreach team in creating innovative teacher training, student experiences, public enrichment, classroom kits and digital resources that reshape how science education is delivered.

  • Education

    1997 Postgraduate Training, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Department of Genetics, School of Medicine

    1997 PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Dissertation: Examination of Factors Involved in the Mechanisms of Nondisjunction and the Development of a Trisomic Phenotype

    1992 BS in Molecular Biology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

  • Academic and Administrative Appointments

    2013-Present Vice President for Educational Outreach, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

    2013-Present Adjunct Professor, College of Science, The University of Alabama in Huntsville

    2013-Present Adjunct Professor, College of Nursing, The University of Alabama in Huntsville

    2009-Present Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

    2006-2013 Director of Educational Outreach, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

    2006-2013 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Emory University, Department of Human Genetics

    2005-2006 Director of Education, Department of Human Genetics, Emory University

    2001-2005 Director, Center for Medical Genomics, Emory University

    1999-2006 Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, Emory University

    1997-1999 Director of Family Programming and Communications, Oak Grove UMC

  • Awards and Honors

    2008 Friend of AMSTI, Alabama Math Science and Technology Initiative

    2005 Woodruff Leadership Academy Fellow, Emory Woodruff Health Science Center

    2005 Human Biotechnology Policy Development Committee, National Council of Churches

    2002 Dean’s Golden Apple for Excellence in Teaching, Emory University School of Medicine

    1996 Outstanding Pre-doctoral Basic Research Award, American Society of Human Genetics

    1994-1996 NIH Training Grant Fellow

Recent News

September 25, 2017
A new program for Jackson County students will not only be a big benefit to them but the state of Alabama as well. HudsonAlpha is collaborating with the extension system in Jackson County to identify plant biodiversity in Alabama....
September 7, 2017
Smarter Every Day, an educational video series created by Huntsville native Destin Sandlin, featured HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in its latest video about DNA sequencing. Educational Outreach Vice President Neil Lamb, ...
August 25, 2017
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology hosted a Digital Applications Showcase today to highlight the work of Cyndi Flint and Hugo Ocampo, students in the UAH Department of Art, Art History and Design. The gallery-style event feat...
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