Invitrogen announced last week that Norrie Russell, former president and CEO of Aviva Bioscience, has joined Carlsbad, Calif.-based company as vice president and general manager of its functional genomics strategic business unit. He will manage Invitrogen’s genomics, proteomics, and RNAi efforts and will report to Daryl Faulkner, senior vice president and general manager, strategic business units.

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