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Lee Hood, Steve Lincoln, Stephen Sharp, Sharan Pagano

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Lee Hood, president and director of the Institute for Systems Biology, is among 65 newly elected members of the National Academies’ Institute of Medicine. The new members bring the Institute’s total active membership to 1,382.


Steve Lincoln will be joining Affymetrix as VP of informatics on Dec. 1. Lincoln was previously CSO of InforMax and VP of bioinformatics R&D at Incyte.


Stephen Sharp has joined Sequenom as senior product marketing manager for bioinformatics and gene expression. Sharp was most recently director of marketing at Iobion Informatics. Prior to that, he was product manager for bioinformatics at Pharmacopeia, which he joined from Molecular Simulations when MSI was acquired in 1998.


Biological modeling company Genstruct has hired Sharan Pagano as VP of business development and alliances. Pagano joins the company from Incyte, where she held management positions in business development and strategic collaborations. Pagano also held several key positions, including manager in emerging businesses, at Genetics Institute (now Wyeth).

 

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