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

September 4, 2019
Host: Rick Myers, PhD
Peter Walter, PhD
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of California
San Francisco, CA

September 25, 2019
Host: Neil Lamb, PhD
Louisa A. Stark, PhD
Professor, Department of Human Genetics
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

October 2, 2019
Host: Greg Barsh, MD, PhD
Lin He, PhD
Thomas and Stacey Siebel Distinguished Chair Professor
Molecular Cell Biology Department
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

October 14, 2019
Host: Neil Lamb, PhD
Special Seminar
Susan R. Wessler, PhD
Neil A and Rochelle A Campbell Presidential
Chair for Innovations in Science Education
University of California
Riverside, CA

October 30, 2019
Host: Greg Cooper, PhD
Michael Buck, PhD
Associate Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo
Department of Biochemistry
Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

November 6, 2019
Host: Greg Barsh, MD, PhD
Erik D. Roberson, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

November 14, 2019
Host: Elaine Lyon, PhD
Special Seminar
David H. Ledbetter, PhD, FACMG
Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer
Danville, PA

November 20, 2019
Host: Lindsay Rizzardi, PhD
Winston Timp, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
John Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Research Seminars News

May 15, 2019
Qunhua Li, PhD, walked through some of the techniques she has worked on to understand and characterize chromatic interaction. Li traveled to present at HudsonAlpha from Penn State University, where she works in the Department of S...
May 8, 2019
Madina Sukhanova, PhD, FACMG, delivered a seminar on challenging cases in hematopathology. Specifically, the lecture focused on cases where cytogenetics and molecular diagnostics “came to the rescue.” Sukhanova is Ass...
April 25, 2019
Robert Schmidt, PhD, discussed his company’s research on Jatropha, a plant that has received significant attention as a possible biofuel. Schmidt is the founder of Resolute Genetics, and he has spent years working on developing ...