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Adrian Dillon, Michael Hunkapiller, William Haseltine, Samraat Raha


Adrian Dillon has been named executive vice president, finance and administration of Agilent Technologies. Dillon joined Agilent in December 2001 after a 22-year career at Eaton Corporation. He holds a BA in economics from Amherst College.

Former Applied Biosystems president and founder Michael Hunkapiller has become a general partner at private equity firm Alloy Ventures.

Prior to his work at ABI, Hunkapiller was a senior research fellow at the California Institute of Technology. He has a PhD in chemical biology from Caltech in 1974.

William Haseltine, the founder and former CEO of Human Genome Sciences, was named chairman of the scientific advisory board of Matrix Laboratories of Hyderabad, India, earlier this month. Haseltine was CEO of Human Genome Sciences from 1993 to 2004. He is a professor at the Scripps Research Institute and holds a doctorate from Harvard University in biophysics.

Samraat Raha, former vice president of GE Healthcare’s CodeLink microarray product line, has joined Agilent Technologies’ life science and chemical analysis business unit as vice president of field operations for the Americas.

Raha has previously held positions at Amersham, before it was acquired by GE Healthcare, as well as EraGen and Incyte Genomics.


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