About the GSL


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The Genomic Services Laboratory (GSL) was established in 2009 by Dr. Shawn Levy and is the hub for nearly all sequencing activity at HudsonAlpha. This unique facility leverages front-line genomic research tools for HudsonAlpha’s scientists and extends them to global academic institutions as well as commercial clients. Over the years, GSL has established its expertise in high-throughput sequencing, workflow optimization and developing cutting-edge analytical pipelines. Today, the GSL operates more than a dozen high-performance sequencing instruments. We have a world-class complement of Illumina sequencing technology, including an X-10 system, 2 MiSeq, 1 NextSeq 500, 7 HiSeq 2500 and 3 HiSeq 2000 sequencers.

To date, the GSL has supported more than 3,000 projects and sequenced over 84,000 samples. These projects have been in collaboration with colleagues from HudsonAlpha and from hundreds of laboratories around the world. In addition to the technologies used by GSL, the laboratory has a dedicated bioinformatics and analysis group to ensure that data produced in the GSL is analyzed and interpreted to the highest quality and most significant impact result. Our large sequencing capacity coupled with a professional staff with extensive genomics and informatics experience allows the GSL to support projects of nearly any size and scope. Data produced in the GSL have revealed the genetic causes of more than 10 inherited diseases and is contributing to the understanding of complex disorders such as autism, ALS, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, diabetes and other diseases.

The GSL primarily specializes in sequencing technologies but also offers microarray, epigenetic, and RT-PCR services.


Contact the GSL

For questions about ongoing projects:

Email: genomics@hudsonalpha.org

Phone: (256) 327-9413

For general inquiries or billing questions:

Email: gsl@hudsonalpha.org

Phone: (256) 327-9426


Fax: (256) 327-9898


Visiting the GSL

HudsonAlpha is located in the Cummings Research Park in Huntsville, AL. Detailed driving directions are available on the main HudsonAlpha website.

If you are shipping samples to us, make sure you follow our shipping instructions, including online submission. Our shipping address is:

Genomic Services Laboratory
Levy Lab Room 3021
601 Genome Way
Huntsville, AL 35806

GSL Personnel

Shawn Levy, PhD, Director
Erin Fledderman, Business Support Coordinator

Laboratory Personnel

Melanie Robinson, Laboratory Manager
Angela Jones, Director of Sequencing Operations
Nripesh Prasad
Terri Pointer
John Mote
Dawn Green
Geetika Trivedi
Molly Schroeder
Garrett Wilson
Tatiana Shvetsova
Brett Sundlof

Informatics Personnel

Braden Boone
Jack Wimbish
Dan Dorset
Chris Savell