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John Robson, John Carpenter, Joshua Wand, Richard DiMarchi, Ralph Di Libero


John Robson has become senior director for bioanalysis operations in Europe for MDS Pharma Services of Montreal. Prior to joining MDS, he was vice president of European operations and strategic product management for InnaPhase. Previously, he worked within the LC/MS business development group of Applied Biosystems/MDS Sciex in the UK and US. Robson holds an MS in organic geochemistry from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK and a doctorate in analytical chemistry from the University of Plymouth, also in the UK.


John Carpenter and Joshua Wand have joined the scientific advisory board of Houston-based RedStorm Scientific. Carpenter is an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Colorado, while Wand is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania.


Richard DiMarchi will retire as Eli Lilly’s group vice president for Lilly Research Laboratories by the end of April to become a tenured professor at Indiana University in Bloomington. He will remain a visiting Lilly scholar and consult for the company, which he joined in 1981.


Ralph Di Libero has joined Large Scale Biology of Vacaville, Calif., as senior director for business development and as vice president for sales for the company’s biomanufacturing division in Owensboro, Ky. He joins the company from PolyPeptide Laboratories, where he was a sales manager. Previously, he held sales posts at Bachem/ Peninsula Laboratories and Bio-Rad Laboratories. Di Libero holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a graduate degree from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

The Scan

Ancient Greek Army Ancestry Highlights Mercenary Role in Historical Migrations

By profiling genomic patterns in 5th century samples from in and around Himera, researchers saw diverse ancestry in Greek army representatives in the region, as they report in PNAS.

Estonian Biobank Team Digs into Results Return Strategies, Experiences

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics outline a procedure developed for individual return of results for the population biobank, along with participant experiences conveyed in survey data.

Rare Recessive Disease Insights Found in Individual Genomes

Researchers predict in Genome Medicine cross-population deletions and autosomal recessive disease impacts by analyzing recurrent nonallelic homologous recombination-related deletions.

Genetic Tests Lead to Potential Prognostic Variants in Dutch Children With Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Researchers in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine found that the presence of pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants was linked to increased risk of death and poorer outcomes in children with pediatric dilated cardiomyopathy.