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People In The News: Apr 15, 2011

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Atossa Genetics said this week that Tim Hunkapiller, founder and CSO of Discovery Business Corp., has joined its scientific advisory board. Hunkapiller is a co-inventor of the Perkin-Elmer/Applied Biosystems DNA sequencer and he has worked as a researcher at the California Institute of Technology and the University of Washington.


Rosetta Genomics has tapped Brian Markison to be its new board chairman. He will replace Yoay Chelouche, who resigned from the post this week. Markison formerly was CEO and chairman of King Pharmaceuticals. Chelouche will continue to serve as chairman of Rosetta Green, the firm's majority-held subsidiary.


Gary Augusta is now chief operating officer and a board member at Medomics. Augusta is currently the president of SpaGus Ventures, and the company disclosed his appointment as part of SpaGus' recent investment in Medomics.


The American College of Medical Genetics Foundation has named six new members to serve on its board of directors. The new ACMG Foundation directors include Thomas Erickson, co-founder and partner of BlueStream Ventures; Gail Herman, ACMG's president-elect and a principal investigator at the Center for Molecular and Human Genetics and a professor at The Ohio State University; Rick Martin, medical director of Shire Human Genetic Therapies of Cambridge; Lisa Shaffer, president of PerkinElmer's Signature Genomics; Brian Ward, COO of On-Q-ity; and Judy Yu, associate director of scientific affairs, global marketing for Abbott Molecular.


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