Hudson received a BS in zoology and a BS in biology from the University of Washington in 1980 and her PhD in pharmacology and toxicology from Harvard University in 1985. She completed post-doctoral training in molecular endocrinology at the University of California, San Diego, and joined the UNM faculty in 1997.

Personal Statement

Hudson's research is centered in two major areas of interest. She investigates mechanisms by which environmental metals disrupt protein function with an emphasis on inhibition of DNA repair. This work advanced to a clinical trial to test the potential benefits of zinc supplementation to ameliorate adverse effects of environmental metal exposures in Navajo communities. Hudson also studies novel therapeutics for ovarian cancer and molecular drivers of cancer metastasis. In addition, she has a strong commitment to research education and training and has held administrative roles to support research education at the undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral, and faculty levels.

Areas of Specialty

Cancer Biology
Research education and mentorship


PhD, Harvard University, 1985 (Pharmacology and Toxicology)
BS, University of Washington, 1980 (Zoology)

Research and Scholarship

Research Publications