The University of North Carolina named last week Janelle Hoskins as the director of the UNC Institute for Pharmacogenomics's new molecular genomics facility.
Hoskins received her PhD in pharmacology from the University of Sydney and completed postdoctoral training at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and at UNC-Chapel Hill.
“Hoskins is an expert in the pharmacogenetics of metabolizing enzymes and drug transporters with more than twenty scientific papers published in international peer-reviewed journals to her credit,” UNC said in a statement
Johns Hopkins University professor Victor McKusick was awarded the Japan Prize in Medical Genetics and Genomics, and will collect the $465,000 purse that goes along with the honor.
McKusick published the first edition of the Mendelian Inheritance in Man, a compendium of inherited disorders, in 1966. He will receive his award in Tokyo on April 23.
Transgenomic has formed its scientific advisory board. The SAB’s initial members include Christopher Corless from Oregon Health & Science University; Pasi Janne of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute; Robert Naviaux of the University of California San Diego; Bruce Cohen of the Cleveland Clinic; and Keshav Singh of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.