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
December 30, 2021
Livingston Co. distributes KN95 masks to its residents amid omicron spike
WHAM-TV talks to Andre Hudson, professor and head of the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, about the benefits of KN95 masks versus cloth masks.
December 20, 2021
Genomic sequencing: Here’s how researchers identify omicron and other COVID-19 variants
Essay by Andre Hudson, professor and head, and Crista Wadsworth, assistant professor, Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, published by The Conversation.
December 3, 2021
Growing faculty diversity
RIT has modernized its approach to recruiting faculty members to improve representation. Assistant Professor Eli Borrego, pictured above, is an expert in the genetics and biochemistry of plant-microbe and plant-insect communication and ecology, and he was introduced to RIT through the Future Faculty Career Exploration Program.
December 14, 2021
Team publishes paper on antibiotic-producing bacteria
July 28, 2021
Researchers publish paper on coronaviruses
April 27, 2021
Hudson featured on WXXI program
April 22, 2021
Student team presents at Lake Ontario conference
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.