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People in the News: Aug 27, 2010 (rev. 1)

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The Institute for Systems Biology has appointed Joseph Nadeau as its director of research and academic affairs.

Prior to accepting the position at ISB, Nadeau organized and led a group at the Jackson Laboratory to build a comprehensive database for the genetics, genomics, and biology of the mouse and taught at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.

In his position with ISB, Nadeau will be involved in cross-disciplinary grant proposals, mentoring junior faculty and senior research fellows, and helping to establish ISB's strategic directions and research priorities.

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