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Gail Norris, Lisa Kuuttila, Michael Christman

Gail Norris has been named director of the University of Rochester’s Office of Technology Transfer, the school said last week.
Norris has been serving as interim director of the office since last year. Prior to this, she was employed as a lawyer in the University of Rochester’s Office of Counsel, where she specialized in technology transfer. Norris has also served as general counsel, US operations, for Celltech Pharmaceuticals; and was a partner in the law firm of Nixon Peabody. She holds a law degree from Albany Law School of Union University.

Michigan State University last week announced that Lisa Kuuttila has been named director of MSU Technologies, MSU’s recently formed technology transfer organization.
Kuuttila has been assistant vice president for technology commercialization at Purdue Research Foundation; director of technology commercialization at University of Georgia; and director of the Office of Technology Commercialization at the Center for Advanced Technology Development at Iowa State University. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from Iowa State University, and a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan.

The Coriell Institute for Medical Research last week said that Michael Christman was appointed president and CEO, effective June 1, 2007.
Christman joins Coriell Institute from Boston University School of Medicine, where he was professor and founding chair of the department of genetics and genomics. He has also served as associate professor of microbiology at the University of Virginia, and assistant professor of radiation oncology at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his postdoctoral work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and holds a PhD in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.