Jessica Merritt

Director of Business Development

Jessica Merritt

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (256) 327-9736
Location: 601 Genome Way, Huntsville, AL 35806

Jessica Merritt is the director of business development at HudsonAlpha. She supports multiple mission areas throughout the institute to expand the application of genomics across various industries. Jessica works closely with both internal and external audiences to craft strategies that further the goals of the institute.

HudsonAlpha’s economic development and business development teams are driven by the overarching vision of our founders to leverage the synergy between discovery, education, medicine, and economic development in genomic sciences to improve the human condition around the globe. When discoveries are made within the labs at HudsonAlpha, the economic development and business development teams work together to quickly get these into the hands of people to drive the adoption of cutting edge technologies.

Merritt joined HudsonAlpha in 2015. Prior to joining the institute, she worked in medical sales and marketing. Merritt brings her expertise in identifying collaborative solutions. Jessica works on collaborations, big and small. She enjoys connecting people, creating opportunities, building relationships, and delivering on promises. Merritt is often involved in forming a strategy, direction and ultimately laying the groundwork for successful collaborations.

Mrs. Merritt is a graduate of the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She and her husband, Clint, live in Madison with their two wonderful children.

“The sequencing of the first human genome was just the beginning. Genomics is at the center of everything we do, whether it’s how we diagnose disease, inform personalized patient care, produce sustainable crops and biofuels, or educate our future workforce. There is never a dull moment when we are constantly learning and applying these lessons for a better tomorrow.”


BS of Business Administration, University of South Alabama