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Lansing Taylor, Jorgine Ellerbrock

The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse has named Lansing Taylor as its chairman.
Taylor takes over for Co-chairs Mark Nordenberg and Jared Cohon.
He is already on the board of PLSG and recently served as chairman and CEO of high-content cell screening firm Cellomics, which he founded and was acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific in September 2005. He also was a co-founder, member of the board, and scientific advisor to Biological Detection Systems, which was sold to Amersham Biosciences in 1996

Jorgine Ellerbrock has been named senior VP of operations at Gen-Probe.
Ellerbrock formerly was VP of operations at Invitrogen’s molecular biology business, and before that she was at GE Healthcare Biosciences, where she was VP of operations and VP of genomics product management. She also held various posts at Roche.

The Scan

Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.