ONEW YORK, March 26 -Stephen DeFalco has been named CEO and Chairman of US Genomics, the
DeFalco comes to US Genomics from PerkinElmer Instruments, where he was president and senior vice president of PerkinElmer. PerkinElmer Instruments merged with Perkin Elmer Life Sciences in October 2002, and PerkinElmer life sciences president Peter Coggins subsequently assumed leadership of the combined unit.
DeFalco replaces as CEO and Chairman US Genomics founder Eugene Chan, who will remain on the company's board of directors and will work to develop "advanced applications" of the company's GeneEngine single-molecule analysis platform for DNA, RNA, and protein analysis, the company said.
Robert McBurney has been appointed CSO and senior vice president of R&D for Beyond Genomics, and Paul Stroobant has been named vice president of biochemistry and protein discovery, the
McBurney and Stroobant come to Beyond Genomics from Differential Proteomics, a startup proteomics company they co-founded.
McBurney was previously president of CeNeS Pharmaceuticals and CSO and president of Cambridge NeuroScience; as well as serving as assistant director of the UK Medical Research Council's neuroendocrinology unit, and in numerous academic positions in the US and UK.
Stroobant also established protein biochemistry groups at Cell Genesys and Millennium Pharmaceuticals; and served as head of the growth factor and bioreactor laboratories at
Patriz Zenner has been named to the board of directors of genomic-based cancer diagnostic company Exact Sciences, the company said March 25.
Zenner retired from his post as president and CEO of Hoffman-LaRoche North America in 2001, where he had worked since 1969. He currently serves on the board of directors of Curagen, Genta, Praecis Pharmaceuticals, and Xoma.
Keith Dunker has signed on as director of the center for bioinformatics at Ingen, the Indiana Genomics Inititative, and a professor at IU
Ingen, which has been funded with a $105 million grant from the Lilly Endowment, comprises programs in bioinformatics, genomics, medical informatics, education, bioethics, and training.
Dunker has been a professor at