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Janet Lankard, Robin Stracey, Daniel Shaughnessy, and Jody Acford

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Quantum Dot said last week that Janet Lankard has been named vice president of sales, and will lead the sales team for Quantum Dot’s upcoming launch of the Mosaic Gene Expression Assay system. Lankard formerly was a director of sales for Affymetrix, which she joined in 1998. She has also been an executive sales account manager with Applied Biosystems, and was responsible for the Joint Genome Institute during the Human Genome Sequencing Project. She serves on the Industrial Advisory Board for California Polytechnic State University. Lankard holds a BA in biochemistry from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.


Applied Imaging announced last week that Carl Hull will resign his position as CEO effective Dec. 31, 2004, as previously announced. Applied Imaging will promote Robin Stracey, president and COO, to the position of president and CEO effective Jan. 1. Stracey joined Applied Imaging in Nov. 2003. Prior to this, he was vice president and general manager of a chromatography and mass spectrometry business unit at Thermo Electron.


Charles River Laboratories said last week that Daniel Shaughnessy, senior vice president of corporate development, general counsel, and corporate secretary is leaving the company effective Dec. 31, 2004, to join the faculty of Northeastern University’s College of Business Administration. Jody Acford will replace Shaughnessy in these roles. Acford joins Charles River Laboratories from John Hancock Financial Services, where she served as senior vice president and deputy general counsel.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.