NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute said this week it has named Perry Nisen as its CEO and as holder of the Donald Bren Chief Executive Chair. Nisen joins Sanford Burnham from GlaxoSmithKline, where he was senior VP of science and innovation.

In his new post, Nisen will lead the institute's strategic vision plans, which include implementing a research model that aligns basic and translational research and drugs discovery and development. He also will oversee business development and fundraising initiatives.

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