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Alex Forrest-Hay

Metabolon has appointed Alex Forrest-Hay as VP of population health. In this position, Forrest-Hay will focus on the company's plans to expand its efforts to apply metabolomics to large population health studies. Before joining Metabolon, Forrest-Hay served as director of business development at Affymetrix. Prior to his work at Affymetrix, he served as a genomics specialist at Beckman Coulter and worked as a researcher at the University of Keele.

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