Ming Tsuang will join the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine as a “university professor” and will direct the proposed UCSD Institute of Human Behavioral Genomics of the Department of Psychiatry. Tsuang is presently the Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology at Harvard Medical School and director of the Harvard Institute of Genetics as well as the Massachusetts Mental Health Institute. Tsuang holds an MD from National Taiwan University’s College of Medicine and a PhD in psychiatric genetics from the University of London, Maudsley Hospital. He holds a doctorate of science in psychiatric epidemiology and genetics from the University of London.
Joseph Nadeau, co-director of the Case Western Reserve University Center for Computational Genomics, has been named chairman of the genetics department of the university’s medical school. Nadeau holds a PhD in population biology from Boston University.
Peter Manning joins the board of directors of Thermo Electron. Earlier this year, Manning retired as vice chairman of strategic business development for FleetBoston Financial. He holds an MBA from Babson College and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Boston College.
John Benson joined the board of directors of SurModics of Eden Prairie, Minn. Benson retired from St. Paul-based 3M where he was executive vice president, health care markets. Previously, he served on the board of directors for the 3M Foundation and the board of trustees for the Minnesota Medical Foundation.
Koh Boon Hwee was named to the Agilent Technologies board of directors. Boon Hwee is an executive director of MediaRing Ltd., a Singapore-based communications company involved in Internet telephony technology, and Tech Group Asia, a manufacturer of plastic tools and components for the electronics and medical industries. Boon Hwee holds a BS from Imperial College, London, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is also chairman of Singapore Airlines and US-based BroadVision., a technology company.