History & Milestones
Visionaries Jim Hudson and Lonnie McMillian developed the concept for the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in the early 2000’s. A formal announcement of the creation of the Institute came in 2005, and thanks to $50 million in state support pledged by Alabama Governor Bob Riley and $80 million in private donations, that dream became a reality.
Located in the nation’s second largest research park, Cummings Research Park, the institute is the cornerstone of the 153-acre CRP Biotech Campus. A not-for-profit organization, HudsonAlpha has a four-fold mission of conducting genomics-based research to improve human health and well being; implementing genomic medicine, sparking economic development; and providing educational outreach to nurture the next generation of biotech researchers and entrepreneurs, as well as to create a biotech literate public.