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George Burrell, Kelly Lee, Audrey Russo

Innovation Philadelphia last month announced the resignation of George Burrell, former president and CEO.
Kelly Lee, executive vice president of Innovation Philadelphia, will run day-to-day operations for the organization in the interim.
Innovation Philadelphia supports the technology-driven economic growth in the greater Philadelphia region.

The Pittsburgh Technology Council announced recently that it has appointed Audrey Russo as president and CEO. Russo officially reported to the council last week.
Russo previously was employed at Maya Design, where she served as vice president of operations and CFO since 2005. Prior to this, she was employed by Alcoa as manager of global people strategy, business systems, and information technology; and as global director of human resources and technology policy.
The Pittsburgh Technology Council is the first and largest regional technology trade association in the US. Its mission is to contribute to the success of the region’s technology businesses, in particular in the IT, life sciences, and advanced manufacturing arenas.

The Scan

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Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Science have found a locus affecting alkaline-salinity sensitivity, which could aid in efforts to improve crop productivity, as they report in Science.

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