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Joseph Turgeon, Mary Holland, David Macdonald, Regina Herzlinger, Blaine Bowman, Richard Morris


Nanogen has hired Joseph Turgeon as its new vice president of operations and Mary Holland as its senior director of worldwide corporate accounts. Prior to joining Nanogen, Turgeon served as vice president of operations at Progeny Systems and Medical Electronics Systems of San Diego, the same companies which Nanogen’s new senior vice president of operations, David Macdonald, formerly headed. Turgeon was also director of operations at the Nichols Institute, a subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics. Holland comes to Nanogen from Third Wave Technologies, where she served in senior sales and marketing positions for seven years and was also a co-founder of Oncogenetics, a genetics and cancer diagnostics research laboratory.

Nanogen also recently announced that Regina Herzlinger has stepped down from her position on the company’s board of directors.


Microtransponder array startup PharmaSeq of Monmouth Junction, NJ, appointed Blaine Bowman and Richard Morris to its board of directors. Bowman is president and CEO of Dionex, the ion chromatography company that recently made a $3 million investment in PharmaSeq. Morris is the CEO of PharmaSeq, and joined the company in January.

The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.