HudsonAlpha Research Seminars

The HudsonAlpha Research Seminars bring together experts in genetics, genomics, biotechnology, bioinformatics, medicine and immunology for free, public presentations and debate among the scientific community. The seminars also provide valuable academic learning and discussion opportunities for scientists training in labs at HudsonAlpha and at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Seminars are hosted by researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology from October through May.

Upcoming Research Seminars

For more information about HudsonAlpha Seminars, please contact Kathy Rader at

February 13, 2019
Host: Greg Cooper, PhD
Dana C. Crawford, PhD
Associate Professor, Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
Assistant Director, Population and Diversity Research
Institute for Computational Biology
Cleveland, OH

February 27, 2019
Host: Greg Barsh, MD, PhD
Joshua C. Denny, MD, MS
Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Professor of Medicine
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

March 6, 2019
Host: Greg Barsh, MD, PhD
Antonis Rokas, PhD
Professor of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Informatics
Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Biological Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

March 27, 2019
Host: Eric Mendenhall, PhD
David M. Bedwell, PhD | Professor & Chair
Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
The University of Alabama at Birmingham | UAB
Birmingham, AL

April 10, 2019
Host: Sara Cooper, PhD
Anita Hjelmeland, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology (CDIB)
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
Birmingham, AL

April 15, 2019
Host: Greg Barsh, MD, PhD
Prof. Dr. Tosso Leeb
Director Institute of Genetics
University of Bern
Bern, Switzerland

April 17, 2019
Host: Eric Mendenhall, PhD
Ann Harris, PhD
Professor/Vice Chair of Research
Department of Genetics
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

April 24, 2019
Host: Kankshita Swaminathan, PhD
Robert Schmidt, PhD
Founder, Resolute Genetics, LLC
Former Chief Scientist, SG Biofuels, Inc
Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego

Research Seminars News

February 13, 2019
Dana C. Crawford, PhD, presented in HudsonAlpha’s seminar series about some of the current challenges and opportunities in precision medicine — the term used for medicine specifically tailored to a patient, often through analy...
January 23, 2019
Wes Warren, PhD, presented on the next steps toward precision medicine for pets as part of HudsonAlpha’s seminar series. Warren is part of the team from the Bond Life Sciences Center at the University of Missouri. Warren describ...
January 16, 2019
Shelley Force Aldred, PhD, brought updates on some of the latest research in therapeutic antibody development to the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in her talk for this week’s seminar. Aldred comes to the institute from...