HudsonAlpha: Resources for Teaching COVID-19

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Meet HudsonAlpha’s Director of Educational Outreach Dr. Neil Lamb who’s working to separate fact from myth about COVID-19.

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is a global leader in biotechnology and genomic research. A large part of HudsonAlpha’s mission has been to educate the public about the practical applications of biotechnology and its impact on our lives. This mission is more important than ever given the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teach COVID-19 with educational videos

Dr. Neil Lamb, HudsonAlpha’s Director of Educational Outreach, and his team have launched a series of educational videos called Beyond the Blog: Shareable Science to “help separate fact from myth” about the coronavirus. In a time when accurate information can help diffuse dangerous misconceptions, HudsonAlpha delivers a clear, transparent message that is easy to understand.

The videos range from three to thirteen minutes, depending on the specific COVID-19 subject matter. The content is appropriate for students of different ages, and Dr. Lamb’s whiteboard talks include easy-to-digest information, graphs, and statistics. He answers the questions that are on everyone’s minds using evidence and scientific reasoning.

The videos cover common topics like COVID-19 testing and address questions such as “Can mosquitos transmit COVID-19?” and “What is herd immunity?” Visit Beyond the Blog to watch the videos.

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Teach COVID-19 with hands-on kits

Dr. Lamb and his educational outreach team have been developing teaching resources for over a decade. Carolina is proud to partner with HudsonAlpha and share its mission to prepare the future biotechnology workforce while cultivating an awareness of the influence of genetics and biotechnology on the lives of all citizens. Bring their hands-on kits to your classroom and open new worlds for your students–and maybe new career paths, too.

Need help with hands-on science while teaching remotely? We have options for you! Reach out to us at, and we’ll contact you within 24 hours.

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