Interim Dean, College of Science
Interim 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
December 5, 2022
RIT Interim Dean André Hudson named one of the ‘50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology’
Andre Hudson, interim dean of the College of Science, has been included in this year’s list of the “50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology.” The 22nd annual list will appear in the December 2022 issue of the Journal of Black Innovation.
September 13, 2022
Speaker focuses on critical thinking to combat misinformation
Conflicting information about the safety of vaccines and how viruses spread in the community has created doubt, confusion, and debate during the global COVID-19 pandemic. But scholars are looking at how critical thinking techniques can help manage misinformation.
February 15, 2022
Rochester Prep High School students share their capstone experience
One highlight of the RIT-Rochester Prep High School Partnership is the annual capstone showcase that spotlights student-professor collaborations. Their diverse projects in photojournalism, antibiotic resistance, 3D printing and fabrication, and chemical engineering gave the students experience on a college campus and the confidence of completing undergraduate-level material.
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
April 27, 2021
Hudson featured on WXXI program
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.