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Ted Tenthoff, Robertson Stephens, Hamilton Jordan, James Heath, Roy Doumani, Lee Hood, Frederick Eubank, President Jimmy Carter, Robert Sullivan, Steven Newby, Hao-Yang Tan


Ted Tenthoff joins Bancorp Piper Jaffray as a senior research analyst covering the genomics sector with a focus on tools, early drug discovery and diagnostic companies. Tenthoff will work in the company’s New York office. Previously Tenthoff worked for

Think Equity Partners

in New York as a senior research analyst covering biotechnology and genomics companies. Prior to that, he was a senior research analyst at Robertson Stephens in New York, where he also covered the biotechnology industry. In addition, Tenthoff covered medical technology as a research analyst at First Albany, Rodman and Renshaw, and Lehman Brothers in New York.


Hamilton Jordan, James Heath, and Roy Doumani have been named to the board of CTI Molecular Imaging of Knoxville, Tenn., joining Lee Hood of the Institute for Systems Biology, while Frederick Eubank resigned, the company said last week. Jordan is the former White House chief of staff under President Jimmy Carter and is active as a member of several boards of cancer research organizations. Heath is a professor of chemistry at the California Institute of Technology and a professor of molecular and medical pharmacology at UCLA. He is creating a nanosystems biology lab. Doumani is COO and a board member of the California NanoSystems Institute, a $350 million technology development effort funded by the state. Eubank, representing Wachovia Capital Partners, resigned after serving three years on the board of CTI. Wachovia is CTI’s sole private equity investor.


Robert Sullivan has been named portfolio manager for the Genomics Fund, a mutual fund specializing in investing in genomics. Sullivan is chief investment officer for Satuit Capital Management and investment manger, Satuit Capital Microcap Fund, of Gaithersburg, Md. Sullivan replaces Steven Newby, who managed the fund since its inception in March 2000. Sullivan previously was portfolio manager and senior equity analyst for Cadence Capital Management.


Hao-Yang Tan from the National University of Singapore received a 2002 Young Minds in Psychiatry International Award from the American Psychiatric Association and AstraZeneca. He said he will use the $45,000 prize to help establish an imaging and genomics lab in Singapore to conduct research on schizophrenia in Asians.


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For the Unknown

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PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

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