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Stanley Fields, Richard Morimoto, Gregory Reyes, Virginia Zakian, Theodore Ted Bardasz


Stanley Fields, Richard Morimoto, Gregory Reyes, and Virginia Zakian have been named as new members of the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council, which performs the second level of peer review for research applications assigned to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The council meets three times a year and members serve four-year terms. Fields is a professor of genome sciences and of medicine at the University of Washington, where he also serves as an adjunct professor of microbiology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. Morimoto is dean of the graduate school and a professor in the department of biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology at Northwestern University. Reyes recently retired from his position as vice president of biological research, infectious diseases, oncology, and gene therapy at the Schering-Plough Research Institute. Zakian is a professor in the department of molecular biology at Princeton University.

Theodore “Ted” Bardasz has been appointed vice president of R&D at Softrax, a Canton, Mass.-based IT company specializing in revenue management solutions. Bardasz was formerly vice president of R&D for Blackstone Technology Group, which was acquired by TurboWorx in April 2003.

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