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NCGR Names Board Members, Seeks CEO


SANTA FE, NM--The National Center for Genome Resources here appointed three new members to its board of directors. Robert Dunkle, interim president and CEO of NCGR; Michael Harpold, the center's chief scientific officer; and Bruno Sobral, agricultural team leader at NCGR, all were elected at a July meeting of the board.

NCGR is conducting a national search for a replacement for outgoing President and CEO Donald McCarren.

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