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Mark Adams, Joseph Nadeau, Anne Pilaro


Mark Adams is leaving his position as vice president for genome programs at Celera Genomics for an associate professorship of genetics at Case Western Reserve University. Adams will also have an appointment in the CWRU Center of Computational Genomics as well as the University Hospitals/CWRU Center for Human Genetics. Adams begins his new position on June 30, 2003. CWRU also appointed Joseph Nadeau, a professor at the CWRU medical school and co-director of the Center for Computational Genomics, to chairman of the genetics department.


Gene Logic has appointed Anne Pilaro as senior director for regulatory affairs for its TherImmune Research subsidiary. Pilaro most recently served as an expert toxicologist for cellular and gene therapies at the Office of Therapeutics Research and Review in the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the FDA. Pilaro will be responsible for advising TherImmune clients on FDA regulatory policies.

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