Nina Fedoroff, a former member of Sigma-Aldrich’s board of directors and a PennStateUniversity professor, has been named science and technology adviser to US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Fedoroff was nominated for the post by the National Academy of Sciences. Fedoroff resigned from her spot on Sigma-Aldrich’s board of directors. Fedoroff is chair of the life sciences and an Evan Pugh professor at Penn State.
Xceleron last week said it has appointed Joel Schaefer to be senior director of business development. Schaefer held the same title at MDS Pharma, and he has worked for the past four years providing development support in the European, Asian, and North American biotech and pharmaceutical markets. Schaefer also has worked at Otsuka, Johnson & Johnson, and Boehringer-Ingelheim.