NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Charles Lee has been appointed scientific director of the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine. Lee is the director of the Molecular Genetics Research Unit at Brigham and Women's Hospital and also directs the Cytogenetic Research Laboratory at Harvard Medical School. He holds a PhD from the University of Alberta in Canada.


Affymetrix has named Gavin Wood as its new chief financial officer. He will replace outgoing CFO Tim Barabe, who is set to leave the company on June 28.

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