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People in the News: Edmundo Muniz, Michael Tomasic, and Charles Cantor


Certara has hired Edmundo Muniz as its CEO.

Muniz joins Certara from Kirax Corporation, where he had served as president and CEO since 2005 focusing on acquiring, developing, and commercializing specialty care therapies for oncology, pain, inflammation, acute, and supportive care. Prior to that, he held several senior executive roles at Eli Lilly.

BioData has appointed Michael Tomasic to its board of directors.

Tomasic served as President and CEO of CambridgeSoft for 20 years, which was acquired by PerkinElmer for over $200 million. He also served as Chairman of LabTech Corporation.

InSilio Medicine said this week that Charles Cantor will chair its scientific advisory board.

Cantor is the co-founder of Sequenom, a company engaged in non-invasive prenatal diagnostics; and Retrotope, a company that is developing isotopically-fortified organic compounds to bolster stress resistance and combat age-related diseases. He also acts as a consultant for several companies within the biotechnology industry.

In addition, Cantor is professor emeritus at the Boston University, a distinguished adjunct professor at the University of California, Irvine, and adjunct professor at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and at Scripps Research Institute. He was also involved in the Human Genome Project. Cantor earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry at Columbia College, and got his doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley.

The Scan

Harvard Team Report One-Time Base Editing Treatment for Motor Neuron Disease in Mice

A base-editing approach restored SMN levels and improved motor function in a mouse model of spinal muscular atrophy, a new Science paper reports.

International Team Examines History of North American Horses

Genetic and other analyses presented in Science find that horses spread to the northern Rockies and Great Plains by the first half of the 17th century.

New Study Examines Genetic Dominance Within UK Biobank

Researchers analyze instances of genetic dominance within UK Biobank data, as they report in Science.

Cell Signaling Pathway Identified as Metastasis Suppressor

A new study in Nature homes in on the STING pathway as a suppressor of metastasis in a mouse model of lung cancer.