Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Fletcher Payne, Mark McDonough, Roger Schultz, Thomas O'Connor

Pathwork Diagnostics announced this week the appointment of Fletcher Payne as its new chief financial officer and Mark McDonough as its VP of US sales
Payne joins Pathwork from Plexxikon, a biopharmaceutical company where he served as a VP and CFO. Before Plexxikon, Payne held various posts at Rinat Neuroscience, Dynavax Technologies, Cell Genesys, Sun Microsystems, and IBM.
McDonough joins Pathwork from US Labs, a division of Laboratory Corporation of America. He has also held sales and sales management roles at Ventana Medical Systems and served as a navigator and communications officer in the United States Navy.

Roger Schultz has joined Signature Genomic Laboratories as a laboratory director.
Schultz was previously associate director of cytogenetics of Veripath Laboratories at the University of Texas Southwestern. He holds a PhD in genetics from Michigan State University and completed a postdoc at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Thomas O'Connor has been appointed senior vice president of sales and marketing at SQI Diagnostics.
He will be based in the US and will be responsible for building SQI's multiplex immunoassay platform franchise in North America and Europe, the Toronto-based company said.
O'Connor has held executive sales positions at Luminex, Beckman Coulter, and Exagen Diagnostics.

Filed under

The Scan

Researchers Develop Polygenic Risk Scores for Dozens of Disease-Related Exposures

With genetic data from two large population cohorts and summary statistics from prior genome-wide association studies, researchers came up with 27 exposure polygenic risk scores in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

US Survey Data Suggests Ancestry Testing Leads Way in Awareness, Use of Genetic Testing Awareness

Although roughly three-quarters of surveyed individuals in a Genetics in Medicine study reported awareness of genetic testing, use of such tests was lower and varied with income, ancestry, and disease history.

Coral Genome Leads to Alternative Amino Acid Pathway Found in Other Non-Model Animals

An alternative cysteine biosynthesis pathway unearthed in the Acropora loripes genome subsequently turned up in sequences from non-mammalian, -nematode, or -arthropod animals, researchers report in Science Advances.

Mosquitos Genetically Modified to Prevent Malaria Spread

A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.