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Lexicon Names New Research Veep; Venter Makes Himself Comfy with U.S. Genomics; and Others

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 - Lexicon Genetics yesterday said that Brian Zambrowicz has been promoted to executive vice president of research.


Zambrowicz was previously the company's senior vice president of genomics.



U.S. Genomics has added Craig Venter to its board of directors and named him as a scientific advisor, the company said last week.


This is Venter's first such job in a private-sector setting since leaving Celera in January.



Paradigm Genetics has chosen Thomas Colatsky as its new vice president of health-care research, the company said on Aug. 12.


Colatsky was previously president and CEO of Argolyn Bioscience, a company focused on the design and development of peptide drugs and diagnostics.


Promoted? Changing jobs? GenomeWeb wants to know. E-mail Kathleen McGowan at [email protected] to appear in PEOPLE, a roundup of personnel comings and goings in genomics, that runs every Wednesday.

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