Richard M. Myers is the President, Science Director and M. A. Loya Chair in Genomics at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. He received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of California Berkeley and has more than 35 years’ experience in studying the regulation of gene expression, human genetics and genomics. His lab studies the human genome with the goal of understanding how changes in gene expression contribute to human health and disease, as well as to basic biological processes.

Bruce Korf is the Associate Dean for Genomic Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine, Chief Genomics Officer of UAB Medicine, and Wayne H. and Sara Crews Finley Endowed Chair in Medical Genetics. He received his MD from Cornell University and his PhD from The Rockefeller University. His primary research interest is in neurodevelopment and developmental disabilities.

Greg Barsh is a faculty investigator, faculty chair and Smith Family Chair in Genomics at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. He received his MD and PhD in human genetics and pathology from the University of Washington. His research group studies the genetic mechanisms that underlie differences in individual appearance and for which a deeper understanding promises new insight into both basic biology and human disease.

About HudsonAlpha: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is a nonprofit institute dedicated to developing and applying scientific advances to health, agriculture, learning, and commercialization. Opened in 2008, HudsonAlpha’s vision is to leverage the synergy between discovery, education, medicine, and economic development in genomic sciences to improve the human condition around the globe. The HudsonAlpha biotechnology campus consists of 152 acres nestled within Cummings Research Park, the nation’s second largest research park. The state-of-the-art facilities co-locate nonprofit scientific researchers with entrepreneurs and educators. HudsonAlpha has become a national and international leader in genetics and genomics research and biotech education and includes more than 45 diverse biotech companies on campus. To learn more about HudsonAlpha, visit

About the UAB School of Medicine: With more than 800 students and 1,200 faculty members, the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is one of the premiere academic medical centers in the United States. UAB is among the top schools in research funding from the National Institutes of Health and is routinely listed among the best in various national rankings. As the educational arm of UAB Medicine, students, residents and fellows train in a world-class setting; UAB Hospital’s 1,200 beds places is among the largest hospitals in the country. Doctoral students in UAB’s Graduate Biomedical Sciences Program participate in interdisciplinary thematic programs that integrate more than 25 departments and 20 research centers across UAB. The UAB School of Medicine: knowledge that will change your world.

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