NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Nina Fedoroff, a former member of Sigma-Aldrich’s board of directors and a Penn State University professor, has been named science and technology adviser to US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Fedoroff was nominated for the post by the National Academy of Sciences. Fedoroff resigned from her spot on Sigma-Aldrich’s board of directors. Fedoroff is chair of the life sciences and an Evan Pugh professor at Penn State.
 

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