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Quantum-Si: Michael Mina

Single-molecule proteomics firm Quantum-Si has appointed Michael Mina as chief medical advisor. Mina is assistant professor of epidemiology, immunology, infectious diseases, and pathology at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School. He is also a professor and associate medical director in clinical pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School. He holds an MD and PhD from Emory University and competed his postdoc in infectious diseases at Princeton University and Harvard Med.

The Scan

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