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People in the News: Jason Pyle, Abigail McElhinny, Vasisht Tadigotla, Robert Kitchen

Jason Pyle

BaseHealth has appointed Jason Pyle as CEO. Pyle takes over from former CEO Prakash Menon, who will transition to the role of chief technical officer. Pyle has more than fifteen years of experience in the biotechnology industry and most recently served as chairman and CEO at Triton Innovation. He has also cofounded a number of biotechnology firms including Triton Innovations, Fabric Media, Sapphire Energy, Epoc Bioengineering, and Pria Diagnostics.

Abigail McElhinny

Personal Genome Diagnostics has appointed Abigail McElhinny as senior vice president of research and development, operations. McElhinny joins PGDx from Roche, where she most recently held the position of VP of assay and reagent development for Ventana Medical Systems. For the past decade, she has held positions of increasing responsibility at Ventana Medical. Earlier in her career, McElhinny worked as a senior scientist at Aastrom.

Vasisht Tadigotla and Robert Kitchen

Exosome Diagnostics has appointed Vasisht Tadigotla as head of informatics and Robert Kitchen as senior scientist of informatics. Tadigotla joins Exosome from Courtagen Life Sciences where he held the position of senior scientist. Before that, he was a staff scientist at Life Technologies. Kitchen is currently a postdoc in the laboratories of Mark Gerstein in the department of biophysics and biochemistry and Angus Nairn in the department of psychiatry at Yale University.

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