About Shawn Levy

Shawn Levy, PhD

Technology development and automation, informatics, genomic variation

Faculty Investigator

Email: slevy@hudsonalpha.org
Phone: 256-327-5267
Location: 601 Genome Way, Huntsville, AL 35806

Shawn Levy, PhD, believes greatness is in the nuances. And that attention to detail has propelled his work to the forefront of the rapid advances in genomic sequencing technology.

Levy is a faculty investigator at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. His work focuses on finding ways to put together tools to sequence and analyze large genomes in the fastest, most cost-efficient way possible. He established the Genomic Services Laboratory in 2009 when he came to HudsonAlpha and built it into one of the top sequencing labs in the country. In 2019 the GSL became HudsonAlpha Discovery, a division of Discovery Life Sciences.

Recent News

October 18, 2019
With this award, HudsonAlpha will use long-read whole genome sequencing technologies to generate genetic data on about 6,000 samples from participants of different backgrounds.
December 3, 2018
Researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology have newly linked a gene to developmental disability, showing the promise of international collaboration to solve the genetic mysteries that can leave patients searching f...
August 29, 2018
The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology has named Elaine Lyon, PhD, FACMG, director of the HudsonAlpha Clinical Services Lab (CSL). Lyon comes to HudsonAlpha from the University of Utah, where she served as medical director f...
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