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People in the News: Sep 8, 2011 (rev. 1)


Expression Analysis has appointed Jeff Fitzgerald as director of business development.

Fitzgerald joins the firm after serving in sales and support roles at Affymetrix and RainDance Technologies. He also worked at the Department of Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

He received a BS in microbiology and molecular genetics from the University of Vermont.

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