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Public invited to tour HudsonAlpha, Thursday, March 20

In response to many requests to learn more about the exciting research and varied programs taking place at HudsonAlpha, the office of advancement is offering public tours of the 270,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility this Thursday from 10—noon. Curious minds are invited to come and learn more about HudsonAlpha's three-fold mission of genomic research, educational outreach and economic development and the impact it is having on lives in North Alabama and around the world.


2014 Spring Benefit for Disorders of the Immune System

Are you healthy? How do you know?

Most of us know we are healthy by the way we feel. Typically, that same impulse lets us know if we are unhealthy.

But what if we could find out about diseases before they grow inside of us? This is the direction we are headed through ImmunoGenomics.

Immunogenomics is the application of DNA sequencing technologies and analysis of the human genome in order to understand the immune system and origins of disease.

HudsonAlpha's sixth annual Spring Benefit — Thursday, April 24 — will focus on disorders of the immune systems and ImmunoGenomics, one of biotech's most exciting and increasingly relevant fields.

2014 Double Helix Dash 5K to benefit childhood genetic disorders research

Double Helix Dash - 2013Runners, get ready for one of Huntsville's most unique races. HudsonAlpha will host the third annual Double Helix Dash 5K and 1-mile fun run on Tuesday, April 8, at 5:30 p.m.

The certified 5K course begins and ends on Genome Way in front of HudsonAlpha, winds through McMillian Park's distinctive double helix path, and extends into other points across Cummings Research Park. The 1-mile event also winds through McMillian Park.

"The support from the community for this race has been incredible," said Carter Wells, race director and vice president for advancement and economic development at HudsonAlpha. "We've had a strong turnout each of the first two years. It's a great event for individuals and families, whether they want to run, walk or simply spend an afternoon along McMillian Park. I hope everyone comes out to enjoy part of their day with us."

2014 Genome Circle dinner honors major donors

Genome Circle photo

The many philanthropists who make the research at HudsonAlpha possible were recoginized at the second annual Genome Circle dinner, Thursday, February 13, at the Jackson Center. The event honors HudsonAlpha donors who contribute $1,000 or more within a calendar year.

Hosting the stewardship event was Carter Wells, HudsonAlpha vice president for economic development. Genome Circle member Shirley McCrary shared with attendees her personal reasons for supporting HudsonAlpha's mission.