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

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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

Back as Director

A court has reinstated Nicole Boivin as director of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Science reports.

Research, But Implementation?

Francis Collins reflects on his years as the director of the US National Institutes of Health with NPR.

For the False Negatives

The Guardian writes that the UK Health Security Agency is considering legal action against the lab that reported thousands of false negative COVID-19 test results.

Genome Biology Papers Present Epigenetics Benchmarking Resource, Genomic Architecture Maps of Peanuts, More

In Genome Biology this week: DNA methylation data for seven reference cell lines, three-dimensional genome architecture maps of peanut lines, and more.