Former National Institutes of Health Director Elias Zerhouni will run global R&D at Sanofi-Aventis, replacing Marc Cluzel, who resigned. Since leaving NIH, Zerhouni has worked as a consultant for Sanofi-Aventis and he has served on the boards at Mayo Clinic and the Lasker Foundation.
Celera has tapped Alfred Merriweather to be senior vice president and CFO. Merriweather previously was executive vice president and CFO at Calypso Medical Technologies, and before that he served as CFO of Monogram Biosciences until it was bought by Laboratory Corporation of America in 2009. Merriweather also has been CFO of Symphonix Devices, Lipomatrix, and Laserscope.
Merriweather replaces Ugo DeBlasi, who left his position with the firm in November.