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Bradley Evans has joined the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center as director of its Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry facility.

Evans formerly was at the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he was in charge of administration of the scientific core and providing access to instrumentation, experimental design, training, and sample analysis.

Vermillion's board of directors has promoted Eric Schoen to be VP of finance, effective immediately.

Schoen will continue to serve in his current post as company chief accounting officer, which he has held since 2011.

Atossa Genetics said this week that Peter Carbonaro has joined the firm as senior VP of operations, a newly created position.

Carbonaro formerly was VP of operations at Ondine Biomedical, and he spent about five years each at Gilead Sciences and Corus Pharma, which was acquired by Gilead.

He launched his career at Roche Diagnostic Systems, where he was production manager, senior group leader, and associate scientist.

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