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Southeast Bio, a public-private partnership formed in 1999 to promote the growth of the life sciences economy in the southeastern US, has named Jennifer Moore as its new executive director.

Moore, who replaces Stephanie Adams, has a BS in biochemistry from Lehigh University and a PhD in molecular physiology and biological physics from the University of Virginia.

She has worked for Emory University for the last four and a half years as a licensing associate, where she worked with venture capital firms, emerging companies, and research institutions.

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