People in the News: Peter Kim, Julie Goonewardene, Walter Capone | GenomeWeb

Peter Kim, former Merck Research Laboratories president, will return to his alma mater Stanford University as a professor of biochemistry at the School of Medicine.

On Feb. 1, Kim will take up his position at the school, where he earned his PhD in biochemistry in 1985. He will also be a member of the Stanford Institute of Chemical Biology, a new joint effort between the School of Medicine, the School Engineering, and the School of Humanities and Sciences.

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