HudsonAlpha Institute names new president

Neil Lamb will be president effective July 1

An aerial view of HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville.

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology’s board of directors has named Neil Lamb, vice president for education outreach, as the Huntsville institute’s president effective July 1.

Richard Myers, who is currently president and science director, will be chief scientific officer and president emeritus.

Neil Lamb will be HudsonAlpha’s new president.

“Rick Myers and Neil Lamb have been critical to the success, innovation and growth we’ve seen since Lonnie McMIllian and I first launched HudsonAlpha,” said Jim Hudson, co-founder and chairman of the board. “With Neil’s vision and work ethic leading the organization, along with the innovative research led by Rick, we are truly poised to amplify our work as HudsonAlpha’s reach and impact continue to grow.”

Myers has been with HudsonAlpha since it opened in 2008.

Richard Myers becomes chief scientific officer.

“At HudsonAlpha, our team is creating improvements for humankind every day through research-based discoveries,” Myers said. “As we take our organization to the next level, it’s critical that we have the tools, resources and team to continue advancing our research and applying our discoveries in the real world. It is this growth that drives my passion, gives me daily purpose and excites me for our future. I truly believe the best is yet to come for HudsonAlpha.”

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Lamb said he wouldn’t be at HudsonAlpha without Myers.

“He has positioned HudsonAlpha for continued growth and success, and I share his vision and excitement for the possibilities of the future,” Lamb said. “This expansion of our executive team will allow us to focus more resources on our mission and expand our local, regional and global impact for years to come.”

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