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Larry Tiffany, Mathew Palakal


Gene Logic has appointed Larry Tiffany as a senior vice president and interim general manager of its genomics division, following the recent resignation of Dennis Rossi in June [BioInform 05-23-06].

Tiffany previously served as vice president of international business development at Gene Logic. According to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Tiffany's employment agreement began June 21 and runs through Aug. 31. The contract can be extended by mutual agreement. On an annualized basis, Tiffany will be paid $300,000.

Mathew Palakal has been appointed associate dean for graduate studies and research at the Indiana University School of Informatics at IU-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Palakal, a professor of informatics and of computer and information science, assumed his new position July 1. He replaces Douglas Perry, who left to become dean of the newly established College of Informatics at Northern Kentucky University.

Palakal will oversee informatics graduate programs and research activities, including bioinformatics, chemical informatics, laboratory informatics, human-computer interaction design, media arts and science, and the doctoral degree program in informatics.

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