Duncan Whitney has become vice president of research and development at US Genomics, the company said last week. He joins US Genomics from Exact Sciences, where he was vice president of technology. Prior to that, he held senior management positions at Molecular Geodesics, PerSeptive Biosystems, and Polaroid. Whitney has a PhD in polymer sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BS in chemistry from
Samuel Broder has joined the board of directors of Protein Design Labs, the Fremont, Calif.-based company said yesterday. He is the chief medical officer of Celera Genomics and Celera Diagnostics. Prior to that, he was senior vice president for research and development at Ivax, and before that, director of the National Cancer Institute. Broder has a medical degree and a bachelor's degree from the
Daniel Von Hoff has joined the scientific advisory board of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, the Irvine, Calif.-based company said on Monday. He is a senior investigator and head of translational research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute in
David Owen has been appointed as a non-executive director of Oxford Gene Technology, the company said this week. He is the non-executive chairman of Abcellute and of the Cardiff Partnership Fund as well as co-chairman of EMBL
Greg Lucier has become a member of the board of trustees of the Burnham Institute, the
Dennis "Mickey" Flynn will become president of the Pennsylvania Bio Board, effective Nov.1, the bioscience industry organization said last week. He will succeed Fritz Bittenbender, who will become senior director of corporate affairs at Cephalon. Flynn joins Pennsylvania Bio from Puresyn, where he was president.
Thomas Joos and Forest White have joined the scientific advisory board of Epitome Biosystems, the Waltham, Mass.-based company said last week. Joos is head of the biochemistry department at the NMI Natural and Medical Sciences Institute at the
Peter Schultz has joined the board of directors of Nanosphere, the
Ted Love has been appointed as chairman of the board of directors of Nuvelo, the company said last week. He is the president and CEO of Nuvelo. Love replaces George Rathmann, who will remain on the board as chairman emeritus.
In addition, Barry Zubrow, currently vice chairman of Nuvelo's board, will also become the lead independent director.
Vicki Chandler and Titia de Lange are among the 13 winners of the 2005 NIH Director's Pioneer Award announced by the National Institutes of Health last week. The award, which comes with $2.5 million in direct costs over five years, supports "exceptionally creative scientists who take innovative approaches to major challenges in biomedical research," according to NIH.
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