Research Report 2019_20

a better life for our planet...

This research report also includes our progress and plans for the HudsonAlpha Health Alliance, work carried out by academic partnerships with some of our associate companies, and the tremendous accomplish- ments of the Educational Outreach team. In response to the ever-changing educational landscape brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, our Educational Outreach team helped meet the needs of virtual classrooms and touched nearly two million individuals through learn- ing experiences and special programs. Together, these areas exemplify the unique environment at Hudson- Alpha, which underlies our vision to leverage the synergy between discovery, education, medicine, and economic development to improve the human condition. As part of our broader response to the global crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Institute has devoted considerable effort to develop new approaches to diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance. Several of our research laboratories and more than ten associate companies that call HudsonAlpha home have made important contributions, and many of these are also included in the report. These institute-wide efforts illuminate the strength of the culture of collaboration at HudsonAlpha, where more than 1,000 scientists, educators, and businesspeople work in 16 non-profit laboratories and 46 associate companies. Our core principles of collaboration towards a common goal and open communication contribute to the unique and rewarding environment of HudsonAlpha. We hope this report captures our passion and commitment to make discoveries, improve human health, and contrib- ute to the future of our community and our planet. n

Greg Barsh, MD, PhD

Greg Barsh, MD, PhD HudsonAlpha Faculty Chair Smith Family Chair in Genomics HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Richard M. Myers, PhD President and Science Director M. A. Loya Chair in Genomics HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

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