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Paradigm Hires Two VPs; That s Professor Myers to You; and Others

NEW YORK, Nov. 6-Paradigm Genetics has hired two vice presidents, the company said yesterday. The additions complete the company's management team.


Philip Alfano will be Paradigm's vice president of finance and chief financial officer. He was previously chief financial officer of Greenwood Group, and has worked as chief financial officer for Research Triangle Commerce, Inc., and for a real estate investment trust.


J. Barry Buzogany will be the company's vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. He was previously senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of the bioinformatics company Gene Logic.



Applied Biosystems' Gene Myers will join the University of California at Berkeley as a professor of computer sciences on Jan. 1, the university said last week.


Myers will be professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences. He will be involved with the university's Center for Integrative Genomics, which is working to understand animal evolution through genetics. Myers will also work with researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs and the Joint Genome Institute.


Until last spring, Myers was head of informatics research at Celera. When the company reorganized, he migrated to Applied Biosystems, where he was vice president of informatics research. Myers, who is currently working part time at Applied Biosystems, will continue to consult with the company after he begins work at Berkeley.


Applied Biosystems has not yet decided if it will recruit a replacement for Myers, a spokesperson for the company said.


Since Myers joined Celera in 1998, he has officially been on leave from the University of Arizona at Tucson, where he was professor of computer science. He was first hired by the University of Arizona as an assistant professor in 1981.



GenoMed has recruited Johns Hopkins University cancer researcher Paula Hempen to be its chief scientific officer, the company said on Oct. 31.


Hempen's work at the Sydney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at JHU concerned gene transcription regulation, immunology and genomics.


GenoMed, based in St. Louis, Mo., seeks to identify disease-causing genes.



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