Richard Moran has been appointed as senior vice president and CFO of Genta, the company said last week. He succeeds William Keane, who will resign Sept. 23 and will remain a company consultant.
From 2002 until his retirement in 2004, Moran was director for special projects at Johnson and Johnson.
Rockefeller University researcher and RNAi pioneer Thomas Tuschl has won the 2005 Ernst Schering Prize, according to the Ernst Schering Foundation.
He is honored "for his groundbreaking work in the field of RNA interference." Tuschl will receive the award, which comes with €50,000 in prize money, at a ceremony in Berlin on Sept. 21.
Geoffrey Burnstock has joined the scientific advisory board of CytRx, the company said this week.
Burnstock is a professor and director of the Autonomic Neuroscience Institute at the Royal Free & University College Medical School in London. He played a major role in developing CytRx's lead small molecule drug candidate arimoclomol, according to the company.