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People In The News: Nov 25, 2011

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics firm GenturaDx has named Keith Jerome, Steven Miller, and Gregory Tsongalis to serve as its scientific advisory board.

Jerome is director of the Molecular Virology Laboratory in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and an associate professor at the University of Washington. Miller is medical director of the UCSF Clinical Microbiology Laboratory and is assistant professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Tsongalis is director of molecular pathology in the Department of Pathology at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, and he is co-director of the Pathology Translational Research Core Facility and Pharmacogenomics Program at the center.

The Allen Institute for Brain Science has promoted Chinh Dang to be its chief technology officer, a newly created position at the institute. Dang has been at the Allen Institute since 2004, when she started as data pipeline manager. She has overseen the completion of 23 public data and web tools for the Allen Brain Atlas resource. Before joining the Allen Institute, she previously worked in drug discovery and bioinformatics software and worked on developing and implementing data management systems.

Richard Bastiani has tendered his resignation from Response Bio's board to make way for a new, yet to be named director. The resignation is in connection with a debt financing agreement with Orbimed Advisors, which enables the investment firm to name an additional member to Response Bio's board.

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