Solazyme has appointed Arthur Grossman as chief of genetics, the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company said last week. Grossman is a senior staff scientist at the Carnegie Institution and a professor of biological sciences at Stanford University.
Solazyme said Grossman will retain his academic positions but will split time with the company. At Solazyme, Grossman will oversee R&D projects and development strategies. He was formerly chair of Solazyme’s scientific advisory board.
In addition, Chung-Soon Im has joined Solazyme as a scientist. According to the firm, Im is an algal geneticist with expertise in the areas of algal genetic engineering, algal microarray technology, and the characterization of genetic pathways involved in the biosynthesis of high value algal materials.