21 Jun 2021

Increasing Diversity in the STEM Workforce through Broader Participation

In June, nearly a dozen students from Alabama Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) started Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Genomic Medicine (SURE-GM) at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. SURE-GM is a 2-year summer program for outstanding undergraduates attending HBCUs in Alabama who want to explore a ...

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26 May 2021

Sequencing the SARS-CoV-2 viral genome to represent Alabama

In 2020, HudsonAlpha was awarded a grant through Alabama’s Coronavirus Relief Fund to perform genomic sequencing on positive SARS-CoV-2 samples from people across the state of Alabama. The project, led by Faculty Investigator Jane Grimwood, PhD, is aimed at SARS-CoV-2 surveillance in the State of Alabama and identifying and monitoring ...

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24 May 2021

Willbrook golf tournament proceeds benefit lupus research program at HudsonAlpha

On a beautiful October morning, colleagues, family, friends and supporters came together for the 14th annual Willbrook Golf Tournament to benefit the HudsonAlpha Foundation. More than 100 golfers participated in the October 2 event at the Canebrake Club in Athens and raised $30,000 for lupus research at HudsonAlpha. There are currently an ...

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29 Apr 2021

HudsonAlpha Foundation appoints two new board members

Robert Key is founder and managing partner of Abaco Ventures. Through Abaco Ventures, he supports investments in biotech, growth tech, real estate and banking. Mr. Key is also the President of Alpha Foundation, Inc. a private family foundation based in Huntsville, Ala. In joining the board of directors, he is continuing his grandfather’s ...

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29 Apr 2021

Alpha Tau Omega supports HudsonAlpha cancer programs

Members of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) presented a $8,700 gift to the HudsonAlpha Foundation on Wednesday, August 28 to support HudsonAlpha’s cancer programs. The donation is from the Battle of the Buffalo, an annual chicken wing festival held at Huntsville’s Big Spring Park. Since ...

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26 Apr 2021

From camp to career: Igniting a lifelong love of science

Nearly nine years ago, Jordan Manchego’s journey with the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology began. Growing up in Huntsville, Ala., Jordan had a variety of options for science camps and experiences. In 2013, her mom found something new – HudsonAlpha’s summer camp “I Want to Work in a Lab Coat.”  Jordan quickly realized it was ...

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22 Apr 2021

10th Annual Double Helix Dash Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 Double Helix Dash. Because of you, the virtual event was a success. The Double Helix Dash supports HudsonAlpha’s work with pediatric genomics, providing answers for hundreds of children and families in North Alabama and beyond. 2021 Double Helix Dash Overall Finishers Male: Zach Smith ...

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