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Terry Salyer, Catherine Lewis, James Cassatt

Eksigent announced this week Terry Salyer has joined the company as vice president of sales and service. The position is new to Eksigent. Salyer will be responsible for the company’s global sales and customer support.
Salyer had been director of sales for three division at Molecular Devices. She holds a BS in biotechnology from Minnesota State University.

The National Institutes of Health announced late last week that Catherine Lewis has taken over as director of the Division of Cell Biology and Biophysics at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, a component of the NIH.
She had been acting director since January when James Cassatt retired from the post. Before that Lewis was chief of CBB’s biophysics branch.
Lewis will oversee more than 1,800 research and training grants totaling $630 million supporting basic studies in cell biology and biophysics. CBB supports the development of new research tools and methods and houses the Protein Structure Initiative, a 10-year effort to speed the protein structure determination process.

The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.