ALAMEDA, Calif.--Privately funded functional genomics company Strata Biosciences named bioinformatics expert Douglas Brutlag chairman of its scientific advisory board. Brutlag is professor of biochemistry and medicine and director of the Bioinformatics Resource at Stanford's School of Medicine. He also serves on the scientific advisory boards of Pangea Systems and Time Logic, and the editorial board of the Journal of Computational Biology, and he cofounded the International Society of Computational Biology. In 1980, Brutlag cofounded the companies IntelliGenetics and IntelliCorp.
Brutlag began his career as a research scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Canberra, Australia, before joining the Stanford faculty.