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Jack Secrist

The Southern Research Institute has named Jack Secrist CEO, effective Sept. 18.
Secrist has worked at SRI for 27 years, and has held the positions of COO, executive vice president, scientific director of life sciences, and most recently, vice president of drug discovery. He established a high-throughput screening facility at SRI’s Frederick, Md., facility, and eventually led its relocation to the institute’s main facility in Birmingham, Ala. He received a BS from the University of Michigan and a PhD from the University of Illinois. He was a National Institutes of Health post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University.

The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.