The Story of HudsonAlpha

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology was founded by innovative thinkers who are passionate about translating the promise of genomics into real-world benefits for people and their communities.

Since our founding in 2008 as a nonprofit institute, we have successfully co-located some of the world’s thought leaders in genomics with forward-thinking entrepreneurs and inventive educators. Collectively, we continue to shape a future workforce that is highly engaged and deeply literate in bioscience and technology. All are committed to improving human health and the quality of life through HudsonAlpha’s unique three-fold mission of genomic research, economic development and educational outreach.

Located in Huntsville, Alabama, HudsonAlpha serves as the cornerstone of the 152-acre Biotech Campus of Cummings Research Park, the second largest research park in the United States and the fourth largest in the world.

The state-of-the-art HudsonAlpha facility houses the Genome Sequencing Center, the  Genomic Services Lab, which performs high throughput sequencing for research projects, and the CAP/CLIA certified Clinical Services Laboratory, which sequences clinical-grade genomes and provides full interpretation.