Prof. Nicholas V. Hud


School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Georgia Institute of Technology
901 Atlantic Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0400 Office: 1108 IBB
Phone: 404-385-1162
Fax: 404-894-7452

Administrative Assistant

Shantel Floyd
Office: MoSE 2222D
Phone: 404-385-2427


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. He was named Regents' Professor in 2016 and Julius Brown Professor in 2021. Prof. Hud currently serves as Director of the NSF/NASA Center for Chemical Evolution (CCE), and as Associate Director of the Parker H. Petit Institute of Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB). He has served three two-year terms as 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 American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2019, Fellow of the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life in 2014, and was a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer 2015-2017.