Brian Bullard, formerly VP and CIO at AxCell BioSciences, has joined Morphochem of Monmouth Junction, NJ, as vice president for informatics. At AxCell, based in Newtown, Pa., Bullard was responsible for IT and bioinformatics, and also oversaw business development, marketing, and product development.
Meanwhile, AxCell has appointed Jill Mesirov to its scientific advisory board. Mesirov is CIO and director of bioinformatics and computational biology at the Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research. Mesirov’s research focus is on developing algorithms for pattern discovery and recognition in gene expression data, genome analysis and interpretation, sequence homology searching, protein secondary structure prediction and classification, molecular dynamics, and inverse protein folding.
Gene Network Sciences of Ithaca, NY, has added Stuart Kauffman, founding member of the Santa Fe Institute and founder and CSO of BiosGroup, to its board of directors. Kauffman is a leading theorist in complexity science and genetic networks and has served since 1985 as a consultant to Los Alamos National Laboratory.
GNS has also appointed Jeffrey Besterman, senior vice president of R&D at Methylgene, and Daniel Notterman, professor of molecular biology at Princeton University, to its scientific advisory board.
Seattle-based LifeSpan BioSciences has named Robert LoBosco as VP and CIO. LoBosco was most recently vice president of software engineering at Hotjobs.com. Prior to that, he worked from 1997 to 1999 as a senior leader in information technology at Merck. Before joining Merck, LoBosco ran a software consulting company that developed satellite software systems for NASA and the Department of Defense.