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People in the News: Steve Lombardi, Christoph Lange, Nicholas Schork


Real Time Genomics, a developer of bioinformatics tools and applications, has tapped Steve Lombardi to serve as its president and CEO.

Prior to joining Real Time Genomics, he was president and then CEO of Helicos BioSciences. He also served as a senior executive at Affymetrix running corporate development and business management. Lombardi also held several positions at Applied Biosystems (now Life Technologies) in product, sales, and business management, including general management of the company's DNA sequencing business.

Pathway Genomics has tapped Christoph Lange and Nicholas Schork to serve on its scientific advisory board.

Lange is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and an associate professor of biostatistics at Harvard School of Public Health. His current research interests fall into the broad areas of statistical genetics and generalized linear models.

Schork is a professor at the Scripps Research Institute in the department of molecular and experimental medicine. He is also the director of bioinformatics and biostatistics at the Scripps Translational Science Institute. His research focuses on quantitative human genetics and integrated approaches to complex biological and medical problems. He is also involved in launching Cypher Genomics, a Scripps Translational Science Institute spinoff that was created to commercialize an annotation pipeline (BI 12/22/2011).

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