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Jeffrey Seemann, Key Player in Rhode Island's Life-Sci Effort, Leaving URI for Texas A&M

Jeffrey Seemann, a key advocate for Rhode Island's life sciences sector most of this decade, has been hired by Texas A&M University as its new vice president for research, after serving since 2001 as dean of the College of Environment and Life Sciences at the University of Rhode Island. He will leave URI on July 1.

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