Veteran computational biologist John Quackenbush has been promoted to chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Quackenbush, long a researcher in computational biology and bioinformatics at Dana-Farber Cancer Center and Harvard Medical School, founded the HSPH master's program in computational biology and quantitative genetics. He has been on the Harvard faculty since 2005. Quackenbush replaced Xihong Lin, who is shifting her focus to the Genome Sequencing Program of the National Human Genome Research Institute and the Trans-Omics Precision Medicine Program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, according to a Harvard announcement.
Paul Holt, chief financial officer of NantHealth, has resigned from his position effective Sept. 11. According to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, it is an amicable split, done for unspecified personal reasons. Holt will assume an advisory role during a transition period through Dec. 31, the company said.
Advanced Genomics Solutions has appointed Marty Weems as VP of strategic business. Weems previously served as VP of sales and strategic business with EXOS for 11 years.
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