Postdoctoral scholar, North Carolina State University, 2022 - Present


PhD student, Population Biology Graduate Group, University of California Davis, 2016 – 2022 B.A., Biology, University of Chicago, 2014


Thermal sensitivity and seasonal change in the gut microbiome of a desert ant, Cephalotes rohweri. McMunn, M. S., Hudson, A. I., Zemenick, A. T., Egerer, M., Bennett, L., Philpott, S. M., Vannette, R. L., (2022), FEMS Microbiol. Ecol.

Analysis of genotype x environment interactions in a maize mapping population.
Hudson, A. I., Odell, S. G., Dubreuil, P., Tixier, M-H., Praud, S., Runcie, D., Ross-Ibarra, J., (2022), G3.

Modeling allelic diversity of multiparent mapping populations affects detection of quantitative trait loci. Odell, S. G., Hudson, A. I., Praud, S., Dubreuil, P., Tixier, M-H., Ross-Ibarra, J., Runcie, D., (2022), G3.

De novo assembly, annotation, and comparative analysis of 26 diverse maize genomes.
Hufford, M. B., …, Hudson, A. I. (one of 46 authors), …, Dawe, R. K., (2021), Science.

Genotype-by-genotype interactions between an insect and its pathogen.
Hudson, A. I., Fleming-Davies, A. E., Páez, D. J. and Dwyer, G. (2016), J. Evol. Biol., 29: 2480–2490.


Poster: Changes in the G matrix in multiple environments in a maize population. Evolution, Providence, RI.
Poster: Deleterious variants and genotype by environment interactions in Zea mays. Population, Evolutionary, and Quantitative Genetics, Madison, WI.


National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
UC Davis Plant Sciences Departmental Graduate Student Research Assistantship Award
Collaborative Seed Grant, Center for Population Biology, UC Davis

Teaching and Mentoring

Instructor, Software Carpentry, 2018 - Present
Mentor, Evolution and Ecology Graduate Admissions Pathways, Summer 2020
Teaching assistant, University of California Davis, Davis, CA

  • Genes & Gene Expression, Fall 2021
  • Introduction to Biology: Ecology and Evolution, Fall 2017

Professional Service

UC Davis Plant Science Symposium Organizing Committee, 2017 - 2019

University Service

Population Biology Graduate Group Diversity Committee, 2017 - 2021