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People in the News: SolveBio's Advisory Board, Frank Witney, and Suzanne Hill

SolveBio's Advisory Board

SolveBio today announced the formation of its scientific advisory board and the appointment of four inaugural members: George Church, Stephen Wolfram, Joel Dudley, and Yaniv Erlich.

Church is a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and director of the Center for Computational Genetics at the institution. Wolfram is the creator of Mathematica, Wolfram Alpha, and the Wolfram Language. He is also the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research. Dudleyis the director of the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. And Erlichis a core member of the New York Genome Center and an assistant professor of computer science and computational biology at Columbia University.

The board members will serve as resources and strategic partners who will support the company's efforts to develop new technologies for use in life sciences research and development and clinical organizations, SolveBio said.

Frank Witney

Gyros Protein Technologies has appointed Frank Witney as a chairman of the board. Witney succeeds David Patterson, who remains at the company as a director. Most recently, Witney served as president and CEO of Affymetrix, which was acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific in March 2016. He also served as president and CEO of Dionex, which was also acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific, and has held executive roles at various companies — he was president and CEO of Panomics, which was acquired by Affymetrix, and chief operating officer of Packard Biosciences, which was acquired by PerkinElmer.

Suzanne Hill

HTG Molecular Diagnostics has appointed Suzanne Hill as its vice president of North American capital sales. Hill will be responsible for leading the sales team in the commercialization of the HTG EdgeSeq system and associated reagents in North America. Prior to joining HTG, she served as director of sales at Silicon Biosystems, and previously held a number of commercial positions of increasing responsibility at Illumina over a seven year period. Earlier in her career she was the director of sales for North America at CryoXtract, the Mid-Atlantic regional sales manager at Leica, and the regional and global account executive at Perkin Elmer and Roche.

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