Former Rockefeller University president Arnold Levine will leave the university in June, according to Rockefeller sources. On February 11, the university announced that Levine had resigned as president, but would continue his research in cancer biology, in which he used microarrays to study mutations of the p53 gene in cancer.
As a result of Levine’s impending departure, the university’s core microarray facility budget has been scaled back, the sources said.
Luminex of Austin, Texas, has dismissed Frank Reeves, who served as chief financial officer since April 2001. The company will use an interim chief financial officer during the search for a permanent replacement. “There were no financial reporting issues that led to this”, said Mark Chandler, Luminex’s chairman and CEO. “The board just felt that going forward, they wanted to bring in somebody who had more public company experience in the accounting area.”