NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (GenomeWeb News) - Keith Olson has left Guava Technologies, according to Inside Bioassays, a GenomeWeb newsletter. He used to be the company's director of product commercialization. Olson has taken a position with Fremont, Calif.-based drug discovery firm DiscoverX. Earlier this month, Guava announced that its CEO, Rajen Dalal, had resigned.
Betsy Humphreys has been promoted to deputy director of the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine, the parent institute for the National Center for Biotechnology Information. She has been NLM associate director for library operations since 1999, after joining the NLM in 1973. She holds a bachelor's degree in history from
Scott Garrett will become CEO of Beckman Coulter on Feb. 21, the company said last month. He succeeds John Wareham, who is retiring.
Mark Allen has been promoted to senior vice president and managing director of Tripos Discovery Research, a UK-based unit of Tripos, the St. Louis-based company said on Monday. He used to be vice president of operations. Allen succeeds Peter Hecht, who is leaving Tripos to become CEO of Oridis Biomed. Hecht will remain a scientific advisor to the company.
Following of MorphoSys' acquisition of Biogenesis, which has units in the
Pieter Muntendam has become president of BG Medicine, formerly Beyond Genomics, the Waltham, Mass.-based company said last week. He holds an MD from
Douglas Downing has been promoted to vice president of operations for Biolase of
Kristen Anderson was named senior vice president of human resources for Abgenix, the company said recently. Previously,
Jim Parina has joined Expression Analysis of
James Koziarz has joined the board of directors of Rubicon Genomics, the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company said on Tuesday. He is the former corporate vice president for hepatitis and retrovirus research and development of Abbott Laboratories. Since leaving Abbott last year, he has been consulting with start-up companies.
Daniel Von Hoff and Raymond Woosley have joined the scientific advisory board of HTG, the Tucson, Ariz.-based company said on Monday. Von Hoff is a member of the National Cancer Advisory Board. Woosley is the vice president for health sciences at the
Alexander Cappello has joined the board of directors of Benitec as a non-executive director, the company said last week. He is the chairman and CEO of Cappello Group, an investment company.
John Reed, Burnham Institute president and CEO, and a director of Stratagene, has been named as a director of
In conjunction with of a recent financing round, Chad Waite, a general partner of OVP Venture Partners, Steve Hnatiuk, a partner of Yaletown Venture Partners, and Maria Pacella, investment manager of GrowthWorks Capital, have joined the board of directors of GenoLogics Life Sciences Software, the Vancouver, Canada-based company said last week.
Gene Network Sciences has established a cardiovascular scientific advisory board, the Ithaca, New York-based company said last week. Charter members include: Charles Antzelevitch, executive director and director of research at the Masonic Medical Research Laboratory; Robert Gilmour, professor of physiology and associate dean for research and graduate education at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University; Leon Glass, chair in cardiology and professor of physiology at McGill University; Wouter-Jan Rappel, research scientist in the department of physics at the University of California, San Diego; and James Weiss, director of the Cardiovascular Research Laboratory at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Evolutionary biologist Ernst Mayr died last week at 100 year. After working as a curator of the American Museum of Natural History in