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Douglas Powell, Anthony Fauci, Warner Greene, Steve Molyneux, Eugene Davidov, Paul Fletcher, Dana Hosseini


Douglas Powell joins Toronto-based Generex Biotechnology as director of immunobiology for Boston-based Antigen Express. Powell formerly was a senior scientist at Millennium Pharmaceuticals where he was principal investigator for an HIV research program utilizing microarrays for therapeutic intervention. Prior to joining Millennium, Powell was a senior scientist at Dupont Pharmaceutical. Powell holds a PhD in genetics from George Washington University where he worked in the lab of Anthony Fauci, who is now director of the laboratory of immunoregulation and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. His postdoctoral fellowship was with Warner Greene, director of the Gladstone Institutes for Immunology and Virology, at the University of San Francisco.

Steve Molyneux joins the scientific and educational advisory board of GeneEd, a San Francisco-based company providing distance education for the life-sciences market. Molyneux is the founder of The Learning Lab.

Eugene Davidov has been appointed as director of the Yale Center for Genomics and Proteomics, and Paul Fletcher as director of the center's chemical genomics screening facility, the university said last week. Before coming to Yale, Davidov was a principal investigator at Beyond Genomics. Prior to that, he worked at Millennium Pharmaceuticals and Anadys Pharmaceuticals. Davidov holds a PhD in biochemistry from Clark University. Fletcher joins Yale from Edison, NJ-based DGI BioTechnologies, where he was director of screening technol-ogies. Fletcher holds a BS from the University of Delaware, an MS in biology and animal science from Clemson University, and a PhD in reproductive physiology and biochemistry from the University of Wyoming.

Dana Hosseini has become president and CEO of Iceland Genomics, based in Reykjavik, the company said last week. He will also become a company director. Prior to joining Iceland Genomics, he was vice president for business development at Cyntellect and director for business development at Sequenom. Hosseini holds an MBA and a BS in biology from the University of British Columbia.

The Scan

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Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.