Dean, College of Science
Dean, College of Science
BS, Virginia Union University; Ph.D., Rutgers University
Dr. Hudson is trained as a biochemist and the major themes of his research are vested in biochemistry and microbiology. More specifically, in the areas of amino acid metabolism, structural analyses of enzymes involved in amino acid and bacterial peptidoglycan metabolism, and the isolation, identification and genomic characterization of plant-associated bacteria. Dr. Hudson has secured approximately $1.3 million in federally funded grants and contracts as PI and or CoPI from the NIH, NSF, Bayer Corporation, Sweetwater Energy and Natcore Technology. Dr. Hudson has published 43 peer-reviewed articles, and presented more than 28 conference presentations in addition to 29 invited talks.
Dr. Hudson is a highly respected and well liked teacher. His teaching contributions are substantial especially during the conversion to semesters when he rewrote all the courses he teaches. Dr. Hudson has mentored and engaged many students in research and has published in peer-reviewed journals with a number of them. Many of his students have gone to pursue further research at prestigious institutions.
Since joining RIT, Dr. Hudson has served on numerous School, College, and Institute Committees, including the GSoLS Curriculum Committee, the College of Science Faculty Evaluation and Development Committee which he has chaired since 2014, and the RIT Isaac L. Jordan Faculty Pluralism Award Selection Committee which he has chaired since 2013.
Dr. Hudson joined the RIT faculty in 2008 following a post-doctoral fellowship at Rutgers University. He earned his B.S. (2000) in Biology from Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA., and his Ph.D. (2006) in Plant Biochemistry from Rutgers University.
In the News
September 8, 2023
Two faculty members installed as Harris Endowed Professors in RIT’s College of Science
Christopher Collison was appointed to the Jane King Harris Endowed Professorship and Emmett Ientilucci was selected for the Gerald W. Harris Endowed Professorship by College of Science Dean Andre Hudson. RIT alumnus Jeffrey Harris ’75 (photographic science and instrumentation) and his partner, Joyce Pratt, established the professorships in 2022 with a generous gift in honor of Harris’s parents, the namesakes of the positions.
June 27, 2023
Lab-grown meat techniques aren’t new – cell cultures are common tools in science, but bringing them up to scale to meet society’s demand for meat will require further development
Essay by André O. Hudson, dean of the College of Science, published by The Conversation.
June 20, 2023
Munsell Color Science Lab celebrates 40th anniversary
College of Science Dean André Hudson addresses the crowd that gathered for the 40th anniversary celebration of the Munsell Color Science Lab on June 15.
August 29, 2023
Hudson named senior editor for ASM
June 20, 2022
RIT hosts 2022 GENIUS Olympiad
December 14, 2021
Team publishes paper on antibiotic-producing bacteria
July 28, 2021
Researchers publish paper on coronaviruses
Accessible First-Year Research Opportunities
McKenzie Watts (biotechnology)
McKenzie Watts, a first-year student, says the best part about RIT is that research is accessible. Today, she's working in a research lab with Dr. André Hudson.
Genomics Students Co-Author Published Paper in American Society for Microbiology
Students in the RIT undergraduate genomics course designed their semester long collaborative project on wild mushrooms and were given the opportunity to co-write a published paper.