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Circulogene: Robert Gasparini

Circulogene has appointed Robert Gasparini to its board of directors. Prior to his retirement in 2021, Gasparini was a medical laboratory executive for over 20 years with particular expertise in cytogenetics and fluorescence in situ hybridization. At NeoGenomics, where he was employed for almost 18 years, Gasparini filled the roles of president and CSO and served on the company's board of directors. Prior to that, he was director of the genetics division for US Labs, molecular marketing manager for Ventana Medical Systems, and assistant director of the cytogenetics laboratory at the Prenatal Diagnostic Center, an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital. While at the Prenatal Diagnostic Center, Gasparini was also an adjunct professor at Harvard University. He is a licensed clinical laboratory director.

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