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Michael Brown has been reassigned from staff counsel to intellectual property counsel and technology transfer manager at The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Md. He will be responsible for expanding the scope of TIGR’s technology transfer activities.

Prior to TIGR, Brown was a manager of grants and contracts in the office of research and development at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and the administrator for the Institute of Health Policy, Outcomes and Human Values at George Washington University in Washington.

Transkaryotic Therapies of Cambridge, Mass., has named Anthony Murabito vice president, management information systems. In this role, Murabito will be responsible for TKT’s information technology and telecommunications systems.

Murabito joins TKT from SmithKline Beecham where he most recently held the position of group director, information management research and development.

TKT also promoted Daniel Geffken to senior vice president, finance, and chief financial officer.

InforMax, Rockville, Md., has named John Marshall Green as senior vice president and chief financial officer. He replaces Joseph Lehnen, who has resigned.

Green was previously executive vice president, operations, North America, for HMSHost Corporation (formerly Host Marriott Services). He also held senior management positions with Marriott International and PepsiCo.

Babru Samal, previously director of bioinformatics and molecular biology at Imgenex, has joined NeuralStem Biopharmaceuticals as principal scientist, gene discovery.

Samal and four other new hires bring College Park, Md.-based NeuralStem’s total number of employees to 34, up from 14 a year ago.

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