Faculty Profiles

  • Richard M. Myers, PhD
    Richard M. Myers, PhD
    Faculty Investigator
  • David Bick, MD
    David Bick, MD
    Faculty Investigator
  • Devin Absher, PhD
    Devin Absher, PhD
    Faculty Investigator
  • Elizabeth Worthey, PhD
    Elizabeth Worthey, PhD
    Faculty Investigator
  • Greg Barsh, MD, PhD
    Greg Barsh, MD, PhD
    Faculty Investigator
  • Greg Cooper, PhD
    Greg Cooper, PhD
    Faculty Investigator
  • Jian Han, MD, PhD
    Jian Han, MD, PhD
    Faculty Investigator
  • Neil Lamb, PhD
    Neil Lamb, PhD
    Faculty Investigator
  • Sara Cooper, PhD
    Sara Cooper, PhD
    Faculty Investigator
  • Shawn Levy, PhD
    Shawn Levy, PhD
    Faculty Investigator
  • Thomas May, PhD
    Thomas May, PhD
    Research Faculty Investigator
Richard M. Myers, PhD
Faculty Investigator

Rick-Myers

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Ph.D. in Biochemistry, University of California Berkeley

Genomic and genetic analysis of human traits and diseases.

Richard Myers, PhD, is president and scientific director at HudsonAlpha. The Myer’s lab focuses on applying functional genomics and genetics approaches to understanding how genes and regulatory regions contribute to basic biology, human disease, responses to the environment and population genetics.

David Bick, MD
Faculty Investigator

David-Bick

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MD, George Washington University School of Medicine
Human clinical genetics

David Bick, MD, is a clinical geneticist with more than 20 years experience diagnosing and treating children with genetic disorders. Bick is the medical director of the Clinic for Genomic Medicine on the HudsonAlpha campus.

Devin Absher, PhD
Faculty Investigator

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Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Emory University

Epigenomic analysis of complex human traits and diseases

Devin Absher, PhD, uses the epigenome to study complex diseases and traits, especially autoimmune disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer and aging.

Elizabeth Worthey, PhD
Faculty Investigator

Liz-Worthey

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PhD in Genetics, Imperial College, London, UK

Clinical and translational use of genomic data
Liz Worthey, PhD, uses genomics and informatics to define the genetic underpinnings of human disease. In addition to her research goals, as the director of software development and informatics, she leads her team in supporting the informatics goals of the institute as well as the clinical mission to provide definitive diagnoses for patients.

Greg Barsh, MD, PhD
Faculty Investigator

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M.D. and Ph.D. in pathology, University of Washington, Seattle

Genetic architecture of morphologic variation

Greg Barsh, MD, PhD, studies the genetic mechanisms that underlie differences in individual appearance and that could give new insight into both basic biology and human disease.

Greg Cooper, PhD
Faculty Investigator

Greg-Cooper

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Ph.D. in Genetics, Stanford University

Human Genetics and Genomics

Greg Cooper, PhD, researches the structures, functions and evolutionary histories of human genomes, with an emphasis on applying genomic approaches to study human disease.

Jian Han, MD, PhD
Faculty Investigator

Jian-Han

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M.D., SuZhou Medical College, China; Ph.D. University of Alabama at Birmingham

Technology development to advance medical science

Jian Han, MD, PhD, focuses on developing integrated solutions for molecular differential diagnosis and mapping the personalized immunorepertoire.

Neil Lamb, PhD
Faculty Investigator

Neil-Lamb

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Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Biology, Emory University

Educational outreach relating to genetics, genomics and biotechnology

Neil Lamb, PhD, oversees all educational programming developed at HudsonAlpha as vice president for educational outreach. Lamb creates innovative teacher training, student experiences, public enrichment, classroom kits and digital resources that re-shape how science education is delivered.

Sara Cooper, PhD
Faculty Investigator

Sara-Cooper

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Ph.D. in Genetics, Stanford University

Metabolomics

Sara Cooper, PhD, focuses on combining metabolomics with genomics and applying that data to pancreatic and ovarian cancer.  

Shawn Levy, PhD
Faculty Investigator

Shawn-Levy

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Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Emory University

Technology development and automation, informatics, genomic variation

Shawn Levy, PhD, uses high performance genotyping and sequencing technologies to support projects from plant and animal phylogenetic studies to translational and clinical based projects at the Genomic Services Laboratory and the Clinical Services Laboratory.

Thomas May, PhD
Research Faculty Investigator

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PhD in Philosophy, Bowling Green State University

How genetics can address adoptees’ lack of family health history
Thomas May, PhD, is interested in the intersection of medicine; public health; and moral, social and political philosophy, with a special interest in autonomy and healthcare.