Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

People in the News: New Appointments at Myriad Genetics, Becton Dickinson, Delfi Diagnostics, More

Myriad Genetics: Pamela Wong

Myriad Genetics has appointed Pamela Wong as its chief legal officer. Wong previously worked for Quest Diagnostics for 14 years, most recently as assistant general counsel. Prior to Quest, she worked for eight years at Baker-McKenzie, where she was an intellectual property partner, and at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. She holds a B.S. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, a Ph.D. from Florida State University, and a J.D. from the University of San Diego.

Becton Dickinson: Carrie Byington

Becton Dickinson has named infectious diseases specialist Carrie Byington to its board of directors. Byington is executive VP and head of University of California Health. Prior to UCH, Byington held leadership roles at the Texas A&M University System, including serving concurrently as dean of the college of medicine and senior vice president of health sciences for Texas A&M University and vice chancellor for health services for the Texas A&M 11-campus system. She also spent more than 20 years in teaching and leadership positions with the University of Utah.

Delfi Diagnostics: Tim McDaniel, Monique Cadle, Tobias Mann

Delfi Diagnostics has hired Tim McDaniel as VP of tech development, Monique Cadle as VP of people, and Tobias Mann as VP of software engineering.

Prior to joining Delfi, McDaniel was the senior VP of emerging opportunities at TGen, where he oversaw Ashion Analytics through its acquisition by Exact Sciences earlier this year. Prior to TGen, he led programs at Illumina to develop the company's core next-generation sequencing reagents and other consumables. Cadle joined Delfi earlier this year, bringing 15 years of experience in people operations and management consulting, as well as nonprofit management at companies and nonprofits including Grail, Deloitte, the US Agency for International Development, and 23andMe. Mann joined Delfi over the summer from Adaptive Biotechnologies, where he was the VP of software engineering. Prior to that, he held roles at Progenity and Illumina, developing next-generation sequencing products and applications.

For additional recent items on executive appointments and promotions in omics and molecular diagnostics, please see the People in the News page on our website.

The Scan

Looking for Omicron

NPR reports that SARS-CoV-2 testing in the US has gotten better but also that some experts say more needs to be done to better track the Omicron variant.

Holmes Alleges Abuse

The Associated Press reports that Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes has testified at her wire fraud trial that her business and romantic partner abused her.

Bit More Diverse, But More to Do

While Black and Hispanic patients are more likely to participate in cancer clinical trials than previously, they are still underrepresented, according to US News & World Report.

PNAS Papers on Yeast Gene Silencing, Zika Virus Inhibition, Immunoglobulin Hypermutation

In PNAS this week: gene silencing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, possible neuroprotective role for SHFL in a mouse model of Zika virus infection, and more.