21 Nov 2023

Making a Difference for the Next Generation: The Leroy M. Hair Memorial Fund

The Leroy M. Hair Memorial Fund, established by Patricia P. Hair, helps support vital research on neurodegenerative diseases carried out by HudsonAlpha’s Memory & Mobility Program   By Lillie Mermoud   When Leroy “Lee” McCurry Hair, a beloved husband and father, passed away from a form of Parkinson’s disease, his wife Patricia ...

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15 Nov 2023

Advancing Alzheimer’s Research: Roy Brewer

Through the proceeds of his book inspired by his wife’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, Roy Brewer is helping to spark discoveries in Alzheimer’s disease research at HudsonAlpha By Lillie Mermoud   Wink and Roy Brewer were enjoying lunch at one of their favorite spots in Pacific Grove, California, when Wink looked up at Roy and […]...

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14 Nov 2023

Building for the Future: The National Defense Industry Association

The Tennessee Valley Chapter of the National Defense Industry Association leads the way as the first 2024 summer education program sponsor and continues its decade of support for HudsonAlpha’s STEM programming   As the United States’ national defense industry grows, so does the need for a skilled and educated STEM workforce. This is ...

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09 Nov 2023

A Passion for Scientific Advancement: Buzz Heeschen and Phi Gamma Delta of MIT

Through a funding request submitted by George “Buzz” Heeschen, Phi Gamma Delta of MIT supports HudsonAlpha’s Innovation Fund   Peg and George “Buzz” Heeschen have been consistent supporters of HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology for many years. Driven by Buzz’s career as an engineer and Peg’s as an educator, the pair are avid learners ...

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25 Oct 2023

Planting Seeds of Knowledge: Terry & Herb Lewis

Through seasonal plant displays and easy-to-understand educational areas, the Terry & Herb Lewis Demonstration Garden makes HudsonAlpha’s plant science accessible to the public By Lillie Mermoud   This year marked the dedication of the Terry & Herb Lewis Demonstration Garden, a public teaching garden on the grounds of the Kathy L. ...

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23 Oct 2023

The Cyber Side of DNA: Amrita and Ashok Mahbubani

Through generous support from the EKTA Foundation & the Mahbubani family, the HudsonAlpha Bio-Cybersecurity Lab creates a center of cybersecurity excellence to impact and protect the Institute’s mission areas in Biotech and Genomics.   By Lillie Mermoud   HudsonAlpha uses specialized tools like DNA sequencers to analyze genomic ...

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18 Sep 2023

Sparking Equity in STEM Careers: The Alabama Power Foundation

The Alabama Power Foundation’s support of HudsonAlpha’s HBCU internship with the Alabama Office of Minority Affairs is making the STEM workforce more inclusive and diverse   Last year marked the first year of HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology’s HBCU internship program, offered in collaboration with the Alabama Office of Minority ...

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30 Aug 2023

Unlocking Discoveries in DNA: Cindy and Gary Griner

Through a gift to HudsonAlpha’s Innovation Fund, Cindy and Gary Griner support adding trailblazing new faculty to the Institute’s scientific team   HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology introduced the Innovation Fund to raise critically needed resources essential to HudsonAlpha’s growth. In addition to supporting the purchase of new ...

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