Life Technologies VP of Research and Development Manohar Furtado has been appointed to serve as an advisor on the National Biodefense Science Board, a federal advisory committee for the Department of Health and Human Services. The board provides advice on bioterrorism and other public health emergencies. Furtado was appointed to serve a four-year term on the board. Kevin Jarrell, CEO of Modular Genetics, also will continue to serve on the board.
The Critical Path Institute has hired Carolyn Compton as its new president and CEO. Compton is replacing Raymond Woosley, C-Path's founder, who last year announced his decision to step down from the top post at the institute.
Compton previously served as the director of the Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research and was the executive director of the Cancer Human Biobank project at the National Cancer Institute.