WaferGen Biosystems said this week that it has appointed Gary Schroth as senior vice president of genomics research and applications.
Schroth joins WaferGen from Illumina, where he most recently served as senior director of research and development. Schroth will oversee WaferGen's biology and chemistry research, the development of new genomic applications, and SmartChip gene expression profiling services.
Prior to Illumina, Schroth worked for Solexa, which Illumina acquired in 2007. Prior to this, he held various research and management roles at Applied Biosystems (now part of Life Technologies), Genelabs Technologies, and Gen-Probe. Schroth holds a BS and PhD in biochemistry from the University of California at Davis.