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

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September 26, 2018
Host: Kankshita Swaminathan, PhD
John Mullet, PhD
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University

October 3, 2018
Immunogenomics 2018

October 10, 2018
Host: Liz Worthey, PhD
Jarred Younger, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

October 24, 2018
To Be Announced

October 31, 2018
Hosts: Greg Barsh, MD, PhD | Greg Cooper, PhD
Sharon Plon, MD, PhD
Pediatrics-Oncology; Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

November 7, 2018
Host: Greg Barsh, MD, PhD
Ellis Neufeld, MD, PhD
Clinical Director, EVP
John and Lorine Thrasher Endowed Chair
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Memphis, TN

November 14, 2018
Host: Sara Cooper, PhD
Benjamin F. Voight, PhD
Associate Professor, Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics
Associate Professor, Genetics
University of Pennsylvania – Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

November 21, 2018
Thanksgiving – No Research Seminar

November 28, 2018
Hosts: Liz Worthey, PhD | Melissa Wilk, PhD
Joseph Carroll, Ph.D.
Richard O. Schultz, MD / Ruth Works Professor in Ophthalmology
Professor of Ophthalmology, Biophysics, and Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Research Seminars News

May 25, 2018
Neanderthals, Denisovans, and humans: interesting history, or more than that? Josh Akey, PhD, presented the final installment of the spring series of HudsonAlpha seminars May 30, 2018. His talk, entitled “Excavating archaic...
May 10, 2018
Lea Starita, PhD., visited HudsonAlpha May 16, 2018 to deliver a research seminar on “Multiplexed functional assays to understand the impact of missense variation.” Starita is an assistant research professor in the Ge...
May 9, 2018
John A. Phillips III, MD, gave a talk titled “Solving undiagnosed disease mysteries” at HudsonAlpha on May 9. Dr. Phillips is a professor of pediatrics and professor in the Division of Medical Genetics and Genomic Medi...