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Jack Goldstein, Dennis Rossi, Garry Miyada, Maria Carles

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Jack Goldstein has joined Illumina's board of directors, the company said this week.

Goldstein most recently served as president and chief operating officer of Chiron until it was acquired by Novartis in April. Prior to Chiron, he spent two years as a general partner at Windamere Venture Partners, preceded by four years at Applied Imaging, first as president and CEO and then later as chairman.

Goldstein spent over a decade at Ortho Diagnostic Systems, a Johnson & Johnson company, in various executive positions including four years as president. He was earlier vice president of R&D at a division of Baxter Healthcare, Illumina said.


Dennis Rossi, Gene Logic's senior vice-president and general manager for genomics, resigned for personal reasons and to pursue other career opportunities, Gene Logic said last week (see Briefs, this issue).


Garry Miyada joined NuGEN Technologies as vice-president of product development, the company said last week.

Miyada spent the past 14 years at Affymetrix, where he held several positions, including senior director of expression product development. Prior to Affymetrix, he spent five years as a research scientist at Syva.

Miyada was a post-doctoral fellow at the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope. He received his PhD in molecular biology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a BA in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


Maria Carles has been named vice president of scientific operations at Gwathmey, the company said this week.

She joins the array-based diagnostics firm from the Scripps Research Institute where she worked in the molecular and experimental medicine department.

Carles holds degrees in drug targeting, immunology, and microbiology from Northeastern University.

The Scan

Lung Cancer Response to Checkpoint Inhibitors Reflected in Circulating Tumor DNA

In non-small cell lung cancer patients, researchers find in JCO Precision Oncology that survival benefits after immune checkpoint blockade coincide with a dip in ctDNA levels.

Study Reviews Family, Provider Responses to Rapid Whole-Genome Sequencing Follow-up

Investigators identified in the European Journal of Human Genetics variable follow-up practices after rapid whole-genome sequencing.

BMI-Related Variants Show Age-Related Stability in UK Biobank Participants

Researchers followed body mass index variant stability with genomic structural equation modeling and genome-wide association studies of 40- to 72-year olds in PLOS Genetics.

Genome Sequences Reveal Range Mutations in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Researchers in Nature Genetics detect somatic mutation variation across iPSCs generated from blood or skin fibroblast cell sources, along with selection for BCOR gene mutations.