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Pacific Biosciences: Euan Ashley, Joseph Puglisi, Jay Shendure

Pacific Biosciences has appointed Euan Ashley, Joseph Puglisi, and Jay Shendure to its newly created scientific advisory board. Ashley is an associate dean and professor of medicine at Stanford University, and attended the University of Glasgow in physiology and medicine before completing his medical residency and a PhD at the University of Oxford. Puglisi is currently a professor of structural biology at Stanford University, and received his PhD in bophysical chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. Shendure is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and professor of genome sciences at the University of Washington.

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