Amarantus Therapeutics has appointed Vern Norviel to the position of corporate secretary. Norviel is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he leads the firm's patents and innovation counseling practice.
Norviel previously served as general counsel and corporate secretary of Perlegen Sciences, senior vice president and general counsel at Affymetrix, and partner at Townsend & Townsend & Crew in Palo Alto, Calif.
Anti-aging company Nu Skin Enterprises has named Stuart Kim to its scientific advisory board. Kim will provide insights on the molecular analysis of aging science, the firm said.
Kim is a professor at Stanford University in the departments of developmental biology and genetics. His recent research interests have focused on functional genomics and systems biology. Kim has produced DNA microarrays for C. elegans and used them to profile gene expression during development and aging.