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Michael Rhodes has left his position at Life Technologies to join NanoString Technologies as director of collaboration and applications development, where he will focus on digital gene expression.

Rhodes held various positions at Life Tech, including most recently senior manager of the company's sequencing portfolio. He joined Life Tech predecessor Applied Biosystems in 1999 in the genetic analysis division.

In his new position, he will report to Joe Beechem, who also recently joined NanoString from Life Tech, where he was most recently vice president, head of advanced sequencing, and head of global sequencing chemistry, biochemistry, and biophysics.


Empire Genomics has appointed Michael Becich to serve on its scientific advisory board. Becich is a professor and founding chair of the department of biomedical informatics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.