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People in the News: Luis Gutierrez, Glenn Hoke, Valerie Palmieri

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Theranostics Health has appointed Luis Gutierrez president and CEO. Former CEO Glenn Hoke will remain with the company as executive vice president and COO.

Gutierrez was previously executive vice president and COO of Aptiv Solutions. Before that he was president of Covance's commercialization services division. He has also held management roles at Merck and MedAssurant.


Vermillion has appointed Valerie Palmieri to the newly created position of COO.

Previously, Palmieri was president of Momentum Consulting, through which she has served as a strategic advisor to Vermillion for the past six months, helping the company launch Aspira Labs, its CLIA certified facility. Prior to that she was CEO of two healthcare start-ups, as well as national vice president of anatomic pathology operations at LabCorp/Dianon.

The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.