School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Nicholas Hud was born in Los Angeles, California. He received his B.S. degree from Loyola Marymount University. His Ph.D. was conferred by the University of California, Davis for physical investigations of DNA condensation by protamine. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Biology and Biotechnology Research Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory with Prof. Rod Balhorn. He was an NIH postdoctoral fellow in biophysics at UCLA with Prof. Juli Feigon and Prof. Frank Anet where he used NMR spectroscopy to study DNA-cation interactions.
Prof. Hud joined the faculty of the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Tech in 1999 and was named Regents' Professor in 2016. He currently serves as the Director of the NSF/NASA Center for Chemical Evolution (CCE), and the Associate Director of the Parker H. Petit Institute of Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB). He is a member of the Center for Ribosomal Origins and Evolution (Ribo Evo), and is the former Chair of the Biochemistry Division in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Prof. Hud is also part of the Georgia Tech Center for Drug Design, Development, and Delivery (CD4). Prof. Hud has been Visiting Professor of Chemistry at the National NMR Center in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London and with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) in Barcelona, Spain. Prof. Hud was elected Fellow of the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life in 2014 and is currently a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer.