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 Institute was created as a wellspring of innovation as well as collaboration—themes that are echoed in the architecture and design of the 270,000-foot structure, where barriers are subtly reduced with thoughtful details such as glassed-in office spaces, and teamwork is overtly encouraged with an airy atrium, an abundance of natural light, and inviting common areas. The state-of-the-art HudsonAlpha facility houses both the Genome Sequencing Center and CLIA-certified Genomic Services Lab, as well as highly efficient and flexibly reconfigurable research space for incubation, wet chemistry, freezer farms, vivarium, biology stability testing, tissue culture, cell culture, microbiology, analytical chemistry, and bioscience clean labs.