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

December 12, 2018
Host: Greg Cooper, PhD
Misha Angrist, PhD
Associate Professor of the Practice in the Social Science Research Institute
Duke University
Durham, NC

January 9, 2019
Host: Greg Barsh, MD, PhD
Richard A. Spritz, M.D.
Professor and Director
Human Medical Genetics and Genomics Program
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, CO

January 16, 2019
Host: Rick Myers, PhD
Shelley Force Aldred, PhD
Vice President, Preclinical Development
Menlo Park, CA

January 23, 2019
Host: Greg Barsh, MD, PhD
Wes Warren, PhD
University of Missouri

Animal Sciences Research Center
Columbia, MO

January 30, 2019
Host: Kankshita Swaminathan, PhD
Robert Schmidt, Ph.D
Founder, Resolute Genetics, LLC
Former Chief Scientist, SG Biofuels, Inc
Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego

February 6, 2019
Host: Liz Worthey, PhD
Lincoln Nadauld, MD, PhD
Executive Director of Precision Medicine and Precision Genomics
Intermountain – Healthcare
Salt Lake City, UT

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 20, 2019
Host: Greg Barsh, MD, PhD, Greg Cooper, PhD
Tony Capra, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Evolutionary and Computational Genomics
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Research Seminars News

December 12, 2018
Misha Angrist, PhD, wrapped up 2018 of HudsonAlpha seminars. Angrist, from Duke University, spoke about some the challenges of big data in genetics, specifically the tensions created by the current model for how researchers and re...
November 28, 2018
Joseph Carroll, PhD, addressed researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology for the Institute’s fall seminar series. Carroll calls the Medical College of Wisconsin home, where he is a Professor of Ophthalmology, Bi...
November 14, 2018
Benjamin F. Voight, PhD, spoke to researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology as part of the Institute’s fall seminar series. Voight comes to the Institute by way of the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman Sch...