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Charles Dimmler, Sue Siegel, Robert Wayman, Claire Fraser-Liggett

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Gene Logic last week named Charles Dimmler its new CEO. Dimmler replaces Mark Gessler, who will maintain his position as chairman of the board of directors.
 
Dimmler has been on Gene Logic’s board of directors for 10 years, and has been involved in biotechnology management and finance for 20.
 

 
Sue Siegel has resigned her post as president emeritus of Affymetrix, the company said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing last week.
 
Affymetrix has not disclosed the reason for Siegel’s resignation or said who will replace her as president emeritus. Siegel joined the company in 1998 as vice president of sales and marketing, and was named president and appointed to the company’s board within two years.
 
Separately, Affymetrix has named Robert Wayman to its board of directors.
 
Wayman recently retired as executive vice president and CFO at Hewlett-Packard. He had also been a director at HP, Conway, and Sybase.
 

 
Claire Fraser-Liggett has resigned as president of the Institute for Genomic Research and will leave TIGR on April 20, PGx Reporter sister publication GenomeWeb Daily News reported this week.
 
It was not immediately clear who will take her place at TIGR, which is a division of the J. Craig Venter Institute.
 
News of Fraser-Liggett’s departure was disclosed in an e-mail sent to JCVI colleagues by Craig Venter, JCVI president and CEO, which said she will leave “to pursue a new position.” 
 
“We are not making a media announcement at this time because she is still in the process of final negotiations regarding her new position,” Venter said in the e-mail.

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