NEW YORK, April 18 – Affymetrix subsidiary Perlegen Sciences has hired Greg Brandau, formerly the vice president of computer operations for Pixar Animation Studios, as its new chief information officer, Perlegen said Wednesday.

"Greg will bring a much needed dimension to our senior management team, helping us build Perlegen's computer architecture for handling the many terabytes of genetic data we are generating," Perlegen CEO Brad Margus said in a statement.

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