Robert McBurney has become CSO and senior vice president for R&D at Waltham, Mass-based Beyond Genomics. He joins the company from Differential Proteomics, a company he co-founded and where he was president and CEO. Prior to that, he was president of CeNeS Pharmaceuticals and CSO, later president, of Cambridge NeuroScience. He also held a number of academic positions, including that of an assistant director of the Medical Research in the UK. He holds a BSc and a PhD from the University of New South Wales in Australia.