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People in the News: Dirk Evers, Kevin Shianna, Mark McDonough

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The New York Genome Center has appointed Dirk Evers and Kevin Shianna to its leadership team. Evers, who will serve as senior vice president of bioinformatics, joins NYGC from Illumina, where he led the company's computational biology efforts in the UK.

Shianna will serve as senior vice president of sequencing operations at the NYGC. He joins from Duke University, where he was an assistant professor in the School of Medicine, director of operations for the Center for Human Genome Variation, and founding director for the Genomic Analysis Facility.


CombiMatrix has named Mark McDonough its new chief commercial officer, effective immediately. McDonough has 20 years of experience in diagnostics sales and business development. Most recently, he was VP of sales, customer service, and training at Pathwork Diagnostics, and he spent six years at USLabs/Dianon, where he eventually became VP of sales.

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