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Susan Lindquist, Russell Ellison, William Barna, Michael Eisen, Kimmen Sjlander


The Whitehead Institute said last week that Susan Lindquist will resign as president effective “on or about” Nov. 1. The institute said that Lindquist intends to focus on her laboratory and research.

Russell Ellison, chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs at Sanofi-Synthelabo, has joined the board of ProSanos. Ellison has also held senior-level positions at Hoffmann La Roche, Roche Canada, and Glaxo Canada.

VizX Labs has hired William Barna as director of sales, a new position. Barna previously held sales positions at Cytyc, CN Biosciences, and VWR International.

Computational biologists Michael Eisen and Kimmen Sjölander are among five researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and 57 scientists in the country to receive this year’s Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

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