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People in the News: Brian Athey, Ralph Quatrano, Martin Leach, and Bruce Pasternack

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Appistry has added several new members to its scientific and technology advisory board

The list includes Brian Athey, who will serve as chairman of the board. Athey was recently tapped to chair the department of computational medicine and bioinformatics at the University of Michigan medical school (BI 1/20/2012).

Other members include Ralph Quatrano, a professor of biology and dean of engineering and applied science at Washington University, St. Louis; and Martin Leach, chief information officer at the Broad Institute.


Bruce Pasternack has resigned from Accelrys' board of directors, according to documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.


The Scan

J&J Booster Support

A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times.

To Keep the Cases Moving

The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases.

NAS Expels Archaeologist

Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences.

PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil

In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.