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. For years, Lamb shared the stories of genomic research through his series, Biotech Basics. Now, he keeps learners on the cutting edge with his blog, Shareable Science.

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

2016-Present Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Affairs & Research, Edward Via College of
Osteopathic Medicine – Auburn

2016-Present Adjunct Professor, School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

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-Present Faculty Investigator, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

2009-2016 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

2018 Leadership Class XXIX Participant Leadership Alabama

2018 Faraday Science Communicator Award National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

2015 Leadership Class 28 Participant Leadership Huntsville/Madison County

2008 Friend of AMSTI Award Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative (AMSTI)

2005 Woodruff Leadership Academy Fellow Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Emory University

2005 Senior Sage, Human Genetics Policy Development Committee National Council on Churches

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

1996 Charles Epstein Trainee Predoctoral Basic Research Award American Society of Human Genetics

1994 – 1996 Training Grant Fellow National Institutes of Health

Educational Outreach is supported in part by the State of Alabama and the National Science Foundation (DUE-1356579). The content of this website is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the sponsors.

Recent News

March 25, 2020
In an effort to continue keeping the public informed about COVID-19, the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology has launched a series of educational videos to help separate fact from myth about the virus. 
February 10, 2020
Researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology have set out to make a better cotton through a series of research collaborations, grants and projects. Genetics could transform the very ways we think of cotton and its us...
January 10, 2020
Neil Lamb presented at the annual American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) meeting in October 2019 and discussed the importance of genetic and genomic literacy. “There are lots of things that I have been privileged to do ...
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