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
February 9, 2024
Campanelli named to John Vouros Endowed Professorship
Manuela Campanelli, Distinguished Professor of Astrophysics and founding director of the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation, has been appointed the John Vouros Endowed Professor.
February 5, 2024
The Galapagos comes to life in new RIT Press book
For more than 30 years, Robert Rothman has led hundreds of RIT students on tours to the Galápagos Islands to observe the wildlife and landscape that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. Rothman’s A Paradise for Reptiles, an homage to the 19th century scientist, is an accessibly written guide for anyone interested in Darwin, the Galápagos, and reptiles in general.
December 11, 2023
Gene-editing therapy: US approves treatment for sickle cell disease
Al Jazeera talks to Andre Hudson, dean of the College of Science, about a new treatment for sickle cell disease.
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.