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Fletcher Payne, Mark McDonough, Pui-Yan Kwok

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Pathwork Diagnostics has appointed Fletcher Payne to be chief financial officer and Mark McDonough to be vice president of US sales. Fletcher Payne previously was VP and CFO at Plexxikon, and he formerly worked at Dynavax Technologies, Cell Genesys, Sun Microsystems, and IBM.
 
McDonough has been VP of US sales at US Labs, a division of Laboratory Corporation of America, and he was involved in sales management at Ventana Medical Systems.
 

 
BioNanomatrix has named Pui-Yan Kwok to its scientific advisory board. Kwok is a Henry Bachrach Distinguished Professor at the University of California, San Francisco.
 
Kwok holds PhD and MD degrees from the University of Chicago. After completing his residency training at Washington University Medical Center, he was a postdoc at Washington University and a visiting scientist at the University of Washington.

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